The psychoanalyst Hans-Joachim Maaz makes a harsh judgement about the Chancellor: "How Merkel is currently acting - irrationally and lacking in self-insight - creates grounds for fearing that she has lost her relationship with reality", he says in an interview with Huffington Post Deutschland.
Maaz is a best-selling author. Before his retirement he was chief doctor at the Psychotherapeutic and Psychosomatic Clinic at the Evangelical Social Care Centre Halle.
Maaz sees in Merkel a "narcissistic complex". She has an "artifically inflated sense of self". The expert says: "We must fear that Merkel herself believes she is the most powerful woman in the world."
Actually the Chancellor has no real leadership strength. On the contrary: Maaz sees in Merkel a "self-esteem deficit, a sense of inferiority and an insecurity."
According to Maaz, Merkel's actions represent a danger for Germany, because her stubborn insistence is leading to a division in society. And the expert also fears for Merkel's psychological state: "In the current situation it is actually to be feared that a psychological or psychosomatic collapse is imminent."Source