The Mind of Donald Trump

Donald Trump“The id, ego, and superego are the names for the three parts of the human personality which are part of Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic mind,” the psychology professor said.

“Freud said these three parts combine to create the complex behavior of human beings. The id is the primitive and instinctual part of the mind that contains sexual and aggressive drives and hidden memories. The ego,” he continued, “is the realistic part of the mind that mediates between the raw desires of the id and the superego.”

The professor paused for a moment and then asked, “Who can tell us what the superego is?”

Mark raised his hand, and when the professor called on him, Mark rose and said, “Donald Trump is the superego.”

“Well, this is awkward,” the professor said. “Actually, Mark, the superego is the component of personality composed of our internalized ideals that we have acquired from our parents and society. The superego works to suppress the urges of the id and tries to make the ego behave morally, rather than realistically. So Donald Trump may be many things, but he definitely does not operate like the mind’s moral compass.”

“So,” another student said, “Donald Trump is all id and no superego, since he is totally without morals.”

“I cannot abide by these baseless insults to the man who serves as the President of the United States,” said a student in the back of the class wearing a red MAGA hat. The student gathered his books and papers, stood up, and defiantly walked out of the classroom.

“Don’t worry,” the professor said to the rest of the class. “This whole situation we find ourselves in with Donald Trump is reversible. All we have to do is vote for the Democratic candidates in November and it will be a blow to Donald Trump’s overblown ego, which, by the way, is not the same as a superego.”


Written for these daily prompts:

  • Word of the Day Challenge: awkward
  • Ragtag Daily Prompt: abide
  • Your Daily Word Prompt: reversible
  • Fandango’s One-Word Challenge: ego

20 thoughts on “The Mind of Donald Trump

  1. pgraysurvival August 5, 2018 / 3:22 pm

    A lot can happen before that time.
    Like a close encounter with a fast moving projectile.
    Beauty us it won’t even have to impact.
    Mr. Deferment will freak anyway.

    His confidence destroyed by the thought that someone out there doesn’t love him.
    That and who can he trust.
    After all he’s not exactly Mr. Popular within the FBI or any of the other government TLA’s is he.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Marleen August 5, 2018 / 3:44 pm

      I’m going to try harder to heed that advice, Marilyn.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Marleen August 5, 2018 / 3:48 pm

      Yeah, when people say not to get upset about what is happening — because it will all go away — that’s (voting blue is) how there is any possibility of it going away.

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  2. The Haunted Wordsmith August 5, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    I don’t wish ill will on anyone, especially parents, so all I will say is this…in one way it would be fantastic if the House and Senate flipped (and it most likely will since that’s the way it fluctuates every time)…however, and here’s the scary part, if it flips we could be in an even worse position because then Trump will fully utilize his executive order pathway to legislation. There are some things he cannot do, yes, but the damage he, and his administration, can do is catastrophic. At this point, everyone will often point out that Trump could be impeached (and after what he admitted today, he could very well be)…but, remember, Pence was put on the team to get the conservative Christian vote…Trump wasn’t. Up until his election, Trump was a non-church going Protestant. Pence is a every Sunday butt in the pew kind of guy who will not be alone in a room with a woman because it may lead to talk of impropriety. The conservative Christian’s don’t care who is in power, because, until 2020, they win. Roe v. Wade could be overturned which, because of legislative inaction, makes abortion illegal (a win for the C.C. and others), the Department of the Interior is now trying to dismantle the ESA, CWA, and CAA (endangered species act, clean water act, clean air act) because they hurt corporations and constrain small business owners, the Department of Education just removed protections for people from predatory lenders and predatory schools (like Trump University, University of Phoenix, ITT, etc.) not to mention already getting rid of policies used to ensure equal education for students with disabilities, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is enforcing and creating work requirements when they are already in place, except there are no allowances based on disability. I am not saying Trump is a great thing…he’s not. But with him gone, the Conservative Christians, and Freedom Caucus are in control. Everyone is so focused on removing him, that no one is stopping to fight what is really happening right now. Sorry for the rant…

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    • Fandango August 5, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      Yes, you’re right. Trump is the front man and the distracter-in-chief while all of what you mentioned is going on “bigly” behind the scenes. But Trump is totally unhinged and he needs to be out of office. Maybe, if we’re lucky, Pence will be implicated in the collusion, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice round up. But then we’ll have Ryan and McConnell to deal with…unless there truly is a blue wave in November and the Dems take over both houses and chairmanship of all of the Congressional committees.

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      • The Haunted Wordsmith August 6, 2018 / 4:31 am

        I’m not for conspiracy theories (ok, I am) but Pence is squeaky clean and rarely did anything with Trump. Didn’t you notice that on the campaign trail. They wanted Pence, but everyone knew Trumps name more. He is too ego driven to be part of the elite to realize he was played at his own game. Think about it…even though Russia is not conservative Christian, they have similar core hatred of the same people. Conspire with the DNC to get Bernie out of the race (I still want to see the former chairman brought up on charges, but we never will) and that took care of having another democratic socialist nation in the world which would have strengthened the EU and UK. Trump is unqualified to be President, selected an unqualified adminstration, and Pence has been hanging out in the background in silence. He attends only that which is befitting a President. His views are horrifying to me though as a woman, a mother, a socialist, and an International Human Rights supporter. He would have no problem pursuing another crusade and we all know how well the last ones turned out. When you take into consideration what is happening in Israel and Palestine right now, Pence would send the US in in a heartbeat. The hell with UN law. Picking between Pence and Trump is like choosing between the death or death while being made a laughing stock. Either way until 2020 we lose. With all the corruption in the election process just for midterms, we cannot guarantee a legitimate 2020 either.

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        • Fandango August 6, 2018 / 12:51 pm

          But Pence did lead the transition team and was involved in bringing on Michael Flynn as the National Security Advisor even though he’d been formally notified oh Flynn’s Russia connection. But you’re right. Pence might even be worse for this country than Trump. At least we know what an utter buffoon Trump is.

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          • The Haunted Wordsmith August 6, 2018 / 12:55 pm

            I would place more faith in his kids lead the transition team than anything else. It’s a hostile takeover in the business world applied to politics. Pay enough money to the right people and promise enough people power, and they think its a win-win for everyone.

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  3. Sight11 August 5, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    No matter how worse a man or a woman is dragging the parents won’t do any good. It’s like when you reply swearing by swearing.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Léa August 6, 2018 / 3:18 am

    While I have to agree with the analysis, I fear the professor is over confident in his projections. Were it that simple…

    Liked by 1 person

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