The increase in the numbers of Narcissistic and Sociopathic personalities in our society is real, and destructive to our way of life ! We must understand the threat these individuals bring to our way of life as their ability to manipulate individuals and whole societies is proving to be a real threat that must be challenged.
These individuals not only exist in our Government to an alarming degree, but at all positions of authority in our lives. And I would suggest that it is partly due to the lack of conscience, of a moral compass in many more individuals in society. I would further suggest that a contributing factor may be the lack or religion, a belief system, a higher order that seems to have gradually permeated our world. Established religions, for the most part, have always taught of an after-life, the existence of a Creator, a God or Spiritual being that we eventually will answer to. But many of those religions have had leaders who have failed to live up to those standards, and therefore, their failures have led to a weakening of our belief systems, which in turn has allowed the mass increase of Narcissistic , Sociopathic and Psychopathic leaders in many Countries and in our world.
We as citizens of America, or the world, are more ruled by their fears than any other time in modern history, in my opinion. There is more division being created by those in power, in positions where they can profit from that division. The only saving grace is that at a point in the future, as has happened before in world history, the people who are being manipulated and divided will rise up.
Gene Benedetto, Psychologist Emeritus