Trump Derangement Syndrome is real! Two psychologists discuss what it is and what to do about it.

This is the part of a new series of conversations that will attempt to bring definition to the term Trump Derangement Syndrome. These conversations will be led by myself and Howard Asher, PsyD.

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Written by Karlyn Borysenko

The focus of my life since 2012 was to bring sanity back to the work environment, because I believe we spend so much time at work that we shouldn’t be miserable. I have an MBA and a PhD in psychology, specializing in industrial/organizational psychology. I have my own practice - Zen Workplace - where I integrate organizational psychology and positive psychology with mindfulness techniques to help make work better. I’m also the Chief Science Officer of RallyBright, where I work to build high-performing, resilient teams.But that’s not how most people know me. Most people know me as a (now former) Democrat of 20 years who went to a Trump rally. The article I wrote about my experience went viral and garnered 3 million views in the first week. I was featured by Fox News, Glenn Beck, Dennis Prager, and on dozens of radio shows, podcasts, and YouTube videos.


  1. The people in New York that voted to take down the statue of Thomas Jefferson are no less members of the mob than those who are burning buildings. They are just in power to act on things "legally". If they were not in office, they would be in the streets.

  2. You are really doing a Great Service. I was knowing there was something unnatural about my niece and younger cousins behavior, their “speak” and (no) thought process. Please keep discussing the SJW mindset and how others can work with or present thought provoking facts to these damaged women and men.

  3. Thank you for all you do Karlyn! People like you are the last line of defense against the Marxist hordes ( next line is civil war unfortunately) hopefully people like you will bring a little sanity to the left.

  4. Here in Britain at the same time as slavery was going on in the USA, the vast majority of British working-class people lived lives of abject misery. Men, women, and children in our Northern cities often worked sixteen-hour days every day (except Sundays) in mines and cotton mills. Life expectancy was often not more than twenty years of age for those people. Others lived working as maids and servants in middle-class houses where they were on call every moment of the day from the time they got up to the time they went to bed. Living conditions in the slums were often worse than the conditions in which slaves in the USA lived, and prostitution and child abuse were rife. How are the descendants of those people any less in need of reparations than Black people? I'm sure the conditions of the average immigrant escaping the famine in Ireland or the slums of Italy and arriving in New York with nothing more than the shirts on their backs were no better. Pictures of the slums in US cities or of the poverty of White families in rundown shacks in rural USA give a good picture of the absolutely miserable and hopeless lives these people often lived in. How is it possible to discriminate against the descendants of these people versus the descendants of Black slaves? And why should the descendants of these impoverished White people (many of whom are still living in rundown parts of cities or trailer parks themselves, or in rundown rust belt towns where jobs have gone) pay reparations from their taxes to the descendants of other downtrodden people just because of skin colour? This is more a middle-class White guilt thing than it is about fairness.

  5. I don't think the question has ever been, "who among us is guilty". The question is "who among us is innocent." "Let he among you who is without sin cast the first stone." The SJW's I know seem to be consumed with maintaining their own sense of moral superiority. I notice they appear full of their own "compassion" but lack the fundamental and unique human qualities of mercy and forgiveness.
    Have you ever read the Walter E. Williams' proclamation of Amnesty and Pardon? What a marvelous man he is.

  6. No such thing as good Democrat. Democrat promote theft & murder. The goals of Democrats are inherently evil. They don't care about truth because truth would destroy their goals.
    Republicans as a party acknowledge theft is evil even if they aren't ready to get rid of it.

  7. When it comes to Trump Derangement Syndrome, there is something else going on other than some people don't like Trump. People didn't like George W. Bush but it never rose to this level of insanity. And Bush was the President when American suffered it's worse attack since Pearl Harbor (thopugh the death toll was actually higher) and started not one but two wars. There was plenty of reason to hate the guy, and people did, but never like this. I have a theory…

    It's well-know that in recent years many American colleges have begun to indoictrinate ratehr than educate their students. And this indoctrination is of a Post Modernist/far-left nature and it's indoctrination rather than education because instead of teaching students how to think for themselves it teaches them what to think. If you've attended one of these colleges and you're under the age of 34 then the first Presidential election that you were able to vote in was 2008. And you got your way in that election. And then you got your way again in 2012. But in 2016 everything changed. You didn't get your way. And you lost your shit because your participation trophy upbringing and your "education" did not prepare you for not getting your way. I think this is where it started. And then it spread like a virus through social media to other people who were dissatisfied with Trump's victory. And it was egged on by a media who was embarrassed that they got it so wrong (they said Hillary would win over and over and over) and angry that they didn't have a President who they could control. Whether tou like Obama or not I think it's fair to say that he enjoyed positive media coverage and that it likely affected actions that he took. Trump on the other hand doesn't give a damn so the media doesn't really have a way to manipulate him and unfortunately in recent years it has become obvious that the media thinks that it is its place to, not influence, but to outright determine public opinion – and therfore election results.

    So other than deprogramming those with TDS, we need to address the root causes of TDS because it's having a negative effect on American society and American democracy. That means the colleges, social media, and the media need to be cleansed of this nonsense.

  8. "White Fragility" is a clever concept because it's its own proof. It states that all white people are racist and then points to white people's denial that they are racist as proof that they are. It's clever. It's evil. But it's clever. If your attempts to prove that you aren't racist only serve (in the minds of the indoctrinated) to prove that you are your only course of action (if you don't want to be ostracized) is to relent and admit that you are racist, thus proving that all white people are racist and reenforcing the system that De Angelo has built. Clever. And evil. But to anyone with the ability to think for themselves the nonsensicle nature of "White Fragility" is obvious. If there is no objective proof for something then it's not to be considered valid in any way. But unfortunately we have spent the last couple of decades dumbing down the education system so it mostly produces people who aren't capable of the kind of rational, indepdentanty thought necessary to see ideas like "White Fragility" for what they are. De Angelo is a charlatan.

  9. For parents who are worried about their school-ageed kids, one of the most important things you can do is to ensure they end up at a college that will actually teach them how to think. Look into the Chicago Principles and speak to the colleges that your kids are considering and ask them whether they support them. Look at the classes that the college offers. Do thjey have a gender and/or race studies department? Do students have to take compulsory classes? If so, what are they? Is your kid going to have to take gender or race studies when it has nothing to do with their course of study? If so they shouldn't go to that college.

  10. They never talk about what needs to be done to dismantle systemic racism because the whole idea of "systemic racism" is that it's just everywhere. It's nebulous. Why? Because that conveniently doesn't require proof. And critically, it prevents anyone doing anything about actual incidents of racism. Because the people pushing the notion of "systemic racism" are invested in there being "systemic racism". If the racism is actually dealt with they're out of a job. They need it to continue. Does the Minneapolis Police Department suffer from a culture of racism? Maybe. But this is the same department that had a black officer shoot and kill a white woman (Justine Damond) who called police to report a sexual assault in progress and then tried to cover up what actually happened. So maybe it's not racism so much as it is poor recruitment and a lack of proper training. But either way, how does reducing their funding help address a culture of racism and/or poor recruitment and a lack of proper training? It doesn't. It's going to have the exact opposite effect. Which is by design. Those pushing for defunding don't want the problem to get better. They want it (in many cases need it) to continue – and if at all possible to get worse. I put "systemic racism" in the same category as "lived experience". They're both nonsense terms designed to cloud the actual issue with alleged things that no one is allowed to question. Does that mean there can't be systemic racism? No, there can be. But for there to be "systemic racism" one or more systems need to be constructed so as to be racist. A racist cop is not "systemic racism". A lot of racist cops is still not "systemic racism". The system itself has to be racist and that should be a very easy thing to point to. "This policy here is racist because by design it targets people disproportionately". But I don't see the left tor BLM coming up with actual examples of "systemic racism".

  11. That's not "systemic racism". "Systemic racism" is racism within a system. In your example you're look at two different systems (one public, one private) and comparing them. According to your example there were white children attending the public school. Were they victims of "systemic racism"? They were recieving the same standard of education as the black children in the school, so where's the racism within that system? Were black students banned from attending the private school? No. So where's the "systemic racism"? Was there inequality because some children got to attend a better private school? Yes, but that's not "systemic racism". It does indicate a problem in the public school system that needs to be addressed but calling it "systemic racism" is inaccurate. This issue isn't racial, it's socio-economic. These black kids were at the bad school not because they were black but because they didn't have to money to go to the good private school. This might be situation in which some form of "reparations" could be used to address the problem. It might also be the way you sell the idea of "reparations" to Republicans because investments in education not only benefit those receiving the education but also society in general, specifically in relation to increased tax revenue because people with better jobs earn more and therefore pay more tax.

  12. In cognitive psychology, a schema is an organized pattern of thought and behavior. It can also be described as a mental structure of preconceived ideas, a framework representing some aspect of the world, or a system of organizing and perceiving new information. In schema therapy, a schema specifically refers to an early maladaptive schema, defined as a pervasive self-defeating or dysfunctional theme or pattern of memories, emotions, and physical sensations, developed during childhood or adolescence and elaborated throughout one's lifetime.[4] Often they have the form of a belief about the self or the world.[4] For instance, a person with an Abandonment schema[5] could be hypersensitive (have an "emotional button" or "trigger") about their perceived value to others, which in turn could make them feel sad and panicky in their interpersonal relationships.

  13. The way to bring up the issue of the broken African American family is to not focus on blaming the black community and to lay the blame at the feet of those truly responsible: the Democrats. Since the 1960's they have deliberately worked to cause the black community to become culturally addicted to welfare programs that only they support. They have done this, not to help the black community, but to lock in their votes.

  14. After you post these full interviews, it would be amazing if you could cut out the "best" nuggets. I'd like to share this with people I care about. But it takes a knife not a blunt instrument to cut into their armor. Then maybe open them up to the full interview later.

    Maybe you already do this. Sorry. Have a great week!

  15. Listen to Tom Hartmann on radio. Foaming at the mouth libtard. Pro instigator sez I'LL VOTE FOR ANY DEMOCRAT OVER A REPUBLICAN. Truly a discerning guy. Hitler? Why not? Anyone but a Republican. Talib? Sure.