Sunday, February 19, 2017

Left without Conviction: Psychodynamics of Trump-Triggered Rage Decompensation

By Deborah C. Tyler

Psychological decompensation refers to the loss of mental stability and self-control due to the failure of overtaxed coping mechanisms to handle stress.  The term decompensation is typically applied to breakdowns in individuals who are psychologically fragile in the first place.  For minds burdened with a fallacious self-image, unrealistic life expectations, or a distorted view of reality, heightened stress overwhelms the already brittle ego defenses, and raw psychic pain and rage flows unrestrained...........In the madness of decompensation, the left are repressing freedom of speech and association through censorship and mob violence, "unfriending" actual and virtual relationships, ruining family get-togethers, and generally going nutters against anybody deemed to be one of the new political untouchables......More

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