“…said the psychologist who writes how others personify cognitive biases.”
“It’s okay to be confident, because the alternative is less socially acceptable in your field.”
“I do find it amusing when a psychologist sounds like they have a cognitive bias.”
Well, good thing I’m not a psychologist, then!
Where did you get that I’m a psychologist? I hold only a B.A. degree in Psychology; that doesn’t make me a psychologist.
Re: your more serious question, I can only speak to what I learned about those diagnoses you mentioned, and what I know personally, anecdotally, of ADD (having quite a few in my family). Sure, it’s possible he has it. Along with some sprinklings of possible social communication disorder(s).
I suspect he’s not great at understanding social cues, but not to a level that would qualify him as being on the Autism Spectrum. He’s very well-aware that he makes social blunders and doesn’t fit in, as has been documented by the long-time more prominent residents of NYC. I think he definitely has age-related cognitive decline as well.
In general, I think he’s a textbook case of Dunning-Kruger — perhaps the most well-known person in this lifetime that’s a clear-cut case. (And I believe he suffers NPD, among other things.)
But I’m not a “true” psychologist, so my opinion may or may not count.
Thanks for reading & stopping by to leave your thoughts, Devin!