Donald Trump denies he is a racist is the video above when asked about it after his “#hithole” comments last week.
Trump replies when questioned by reporters, “No, I am not a racist.”
Are you scratching your head?
How can he say that after what he said last week? Does he believe people are that dumb or can he, himself, not see it?
Well, the answer is both. He does believe people are beneath him and can’t see what he sees, but he also doesn’t see who he is.
When you look at someone who has very ugly traits or behaviors, be it habitual lying, narcissism, psychopathy, racism, bigotry, etc, they will not see themselves as “that” person. “That person” is a bad person and no one sees themselves as bad. “Bad” is always someone else. No one ever owns “bad”.
This is why negative behaviors and traits like this continue on and on. The person with the slanted way of seeing the world has no idea they see the world slanted. If you talk to them, they will come up with 100 justifications as to why they are not that person and why in the end, you are wrong and they are right.
I am often asked in my classes, does a psychopath know they are a psychopath?
The answer is no.
Do they know they are different?
Most of the time, yes, but they attribute it to many reasons that are positive and not negative. They are smarter, wiser, more in control, aren’t emotional, etc.
No one sees themselves as bad. Take a look at yourself. We all have “bad” traits. Do you own yours??
Most likely not. When is the last time you lied and said “my bad”. Probably never. You justified why you should do it, didn’t you? Or you wouldn’t have done it.
The healthier you are mentally, the more you are aware of your shortcomings and can openly talk about them and discuss them. The more you are unable to face them, talk about them and own them, the more you lean towards displaying dark behaviors in a state of denial.
Where do you fall on that scale?
Can you even look at yourself?