By Dr. Brian CarrPresident, Behavioral Health Associates, Lubbock, Texas, 1991-PresentChairman, City of Lubbock Board of Health, 2013Submitted on August 8, 2013 - 7:12am
In mental health it is essential to understand the various types of personalities that you deal with. Based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4th Edition these personality factors are called “Axis II” categories. Personality features and attributes are resistant to change and may contribute to significant problems in everyday occupational and social functioning.
Environmental factors can cause a growth in dysfunction of a person who harbors a personality disorder. Lack of insight makes it difficult to offer treatment as the individual has a problem in introspection (the ability to think about one’s thinking).
Politics is one such environmental pressure that can bear witness to the instability of the person. In a recent article James Schlarmann describes five types
of what I would call “the Extreme Right” Personality. It is important to distinguish these five types (and the category of the Extreme Right) apart from those conservatives who actually seek solutions to our societal problems and are true champions of what the Republican Party once honored.
Mr. Schlarmann details the following five types:#5. The “Hitler Was a Leftist” Extreme Right Personality
This personality type is frequently found among the Extreme Right that write blogs on Lubbockonline or else post comments. He states:“Hitler was a right-winger if ever there was one. He believed in building his country’s military might as a means of plumping up the economy and rebuilding the social structure as well. He was a nationalist and more importantly everyone who was awake in 10th Grade European History class knows he was a right-wing f a s c i s t. Arguing with people who deny that fact is completely pointless because the only reason they’re re-writing history is to avoid comparisons between their ideologies and Hitler’s.”#4. The “Slavery Had Little Or Nothing To Do With the Civil War” Extreme Right Personality
Mr. Schlarmann observes that when states started seceding from the Union, they named Lincoln’s election and therefore presumed death of slavery in the country as their primary and usually sole reason for leaving. The covert (and sometimes overt) racism seen in blog articles and posted comments on this site provide multiple examples of the sense of outrage that our president is not “one of us”.#3. The “All Abortion is Murder of Little Innocent Babies” Extreme Right Personality
His comment is very condemning of these individuals:“These people are about as apathetic and sociopathic as you can get because they are the folks that would have absolutely zero problem incarcerating a rape victim for aborting her rapists’ baby. It takes a disgusting and inhumane level of depravity to want to re-victimize a woman (or just as likely little girl) who was raped and impregnated — regardless of whether These are the people who deny the importance of the medical viability of the fetus because they know it makes the best case for why the mother’s life is of primary importance.”
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Source: http://lubbockonline.com/interact/blog-post/dr-brian-carr/2013-08-08/know-your-c r a z y-extreme-right-personalities (remove spaces that were used to bypass filter)