Ask A Genius 576 – Compulsive Lying

In-Sight Publishing

November 7, 2020

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: You mentioned the personality of Trump with two more fundamental questions of personality. Why the inconstancy from day to day, moment to moment?

Rick Rosner: I don’t know. Like, he’s a compulsive liar and a compulsive bull shitter. He’s gotten whatever he wants throughout life. Nobody ever really was able to control. There’s a story about how he punched his second grade music teacher in her face because he thought she was a bad teacher and eventually he was sent away to military school because nobody could control it. He’s had the resources and the shamelessness to just get away with whatever he wants. He’s been involved with more than 4,000 lawsuits, either filing them or having them filed against him. So, with lawyers, he’s just been able to hold people off from everything, bullshitting. He has stiffed creditors out of more than a billion dollars. The government out of half a billion dollars in estate taxes through fraud and banks won’t lend the money he’s stiffed out of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Like, I think you stiffed people on a building of his in Chicago that was underperforming. He just renegotiated the deals with these banks, costing them hundreds of millions. They renegotiate because they hope to get, if they loaned him four hundred million, maybe one hundred and fifty million back instead of losing everything. He’s stiffed people. He just he hires people to do stuff. Then he says, ‘I’m just not going to pay you for what I said I was going to pay you and I’ll pay you this.’ Maybe, it is a third of what he said he was going to pay. You can either take him to court or it might just be cheaper to take. He’s driven small contractors out of business by not paying. He just gets away with whatever he wants. He’s that rare; I don’t know whether it is sociopath or psychopath that people aren’t ready for.

And so, they don’t have their defenses up and they fall for his bullshit. He just keeps rolling onward from failure to failure that he’s cushioned from because he isn’t made to pay for any failure. He doesn’t have to. He’s told – I don’t know, I think, twenty-five thousand lies, public lies, as president now. He faces no consequences, no immediate consequences. He’s lost the election, but nobody’s forced him to draw a line from his horribleness to his loss as president, so he’s never been forced to have any consistency, and that includes consistency of thought. He’s got no moral system. He doesn’t bother to keep track of what he believes from moment to moment.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


(Updated July 25, 2019)

*High range testing (HRT) should be taken with honest skepticism grounded in the limited empirical development of the field at present, even in spite of honest and sincere efforts. If a higher general intelligence score, then the greater the variability in, and margin of error in, the general intelligence scores because of the greater rarity in the population.*

According to some semi-reputable sources gathered in a listing hereRick G. Rosner may have among America’s, North America’s, and the world’s highest measured IQs at or above 190 (S.D. 15)/196 (S.D. 16) based on several high range test performances created by Christopher HardingJason BettsPaul Cooijmans, and Ronald Hoeflin. He earned 12 years of college credit in less than a year and graduated with the equivalent of 8 majors. He has received 8 Writers Guild Awards and Emmy nominations, and was titled 2013 North American Genius of the Year by The World Genius Directory with the main “Genius” listing here.

He has written for Remote ControlCrank YankersThe Man ShowThe EmmysThe Grammys, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. He worked as a bouncer, a nude art model, a roller-skating waiter, and a stripper. In a television commercialDomino’s Pizza named him the “World’s Smartest Man.” The commercial was taken off the air after Subway sandwiches issued a cease-and-desist. He was named “Best Bouncer” in the Denver Area, Colorado, by Westwood Magazine.

Rosner spent much of the late Disco Era as an undercover high school student. In addition, he spent 25 years as a bar bouncer and American fake ID-catcher, and 25+ years as a stripper, and nearly 30 years as a writer for more than 2,500 hours of network television. Errol Morris featured Rosner in the interview series entitled First Person, where some of this history was covered by Morris. He came in second, or lost, on Jeopardy!, sued Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? over a flawed question and lost the lawsuit. He won one game and lost one game on Are You Smarter Than a Drunk Person? (He was drunk). Finally, he spent 37+ years working on a time-invariant variation of the Big Bang Theory.

Currently, Rosner sits tweeting in a bathrobe (winter) or a towel (summer). He lives in Los AngelesCalifornia with his wife, dog, and goldfish. He and his wife have a daughter. You can send him money or questions at LanceVersusRick@Gmail.Com, or a direct message via Twitter, or find him on LinkedIn, or see him on YouTube.

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Founder, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing

Scott Douglas Jacobsen is the Founder of In-Sight Publishing and Editor-in-Chief of In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal (ISSN 2369-6885). Jacobsen works for science and human rights, especially women’s and children’s rights. He considers the modern scientific and technological world the foundation for the provision of the basics of human life throughout the world and the advancement of human rights as the universal movement among peoples everywhere.


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