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Devotion to Trump is based on emotional patterns most people grow out of by age five

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posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 06:34 AM
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Yale psychiatrist explains how devotion to Trump is based on emotional patterns most people grow out of by age five

Raw Story: In your opinion, what are the emotions driving Donald Trump’s base?

Bandy X. Lee: The sense of grandiose omnipotence that he displays seems especially appealing to his emotionally-needy followers. No matter what the world says, he fights back against criticism, continues to lie in the face of truth, and above all is still president. What matters is that he is winning, not whether he is honest or law-abiding. This may seem puzzling to the rest of us, but when you are overcome with feelings of powerlessness, this type of cartoonish, exaggerated force is often more important than true ability. This is the more primitive morality, as we call it, of “might makes right,” which in normal development you grow out of by age five.

But, in this case, Trump appeals to that childlike degree of emotional development? Why?

Strongman-type personalities are very appealing in times of socioeconomic or political crisis, as the population is less able to think rationally but is rather overcome with fear, or desire to draw strength from fantastical ideas. This happens to normal people in times of stress, or to people whose development has been stunted because of emotional injury. The problem is, the person who promises the impossible and states, “I alone can fix it,” and gives himself an A+ on his performance, is not a strong person who can deliver but the opposite. So Mr. Trump’s “base“ looks for someone to rescue them and their intense yearning does not allow them to see through his deception, while Mr. Trump senses better than anyone their needs (they are his) and makes use of them for his own benefit—even as he disdains his supporters for being so gullible. In this manner, they fulfill each other’s emotional needs in a mutually unhealthy way.

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This is absolutely true. From browsing ATS, the majority of pro-Trump posts here are simply rants at so called "liberals" without any regard for the truth. Rather than looking towards the future, it's "make america great again". Rather than have an actual vision, they simply bark like dogs at "liberals". Rather than face the truth, they lie and make it sound like they are "winning".

In reality they are emotionally needy. Weak. Fragile. And terrified of losing their power.

The question is to the reader. Are you a 5 year old or are you an adult?

How many of the replies here are going to be dog barks at "liberals", "leftists", "globalists" and crazy insane rants, rather than a rational vision for the future?
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posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 06:40 AM
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www.psychologytoday.com...


After you're born, the greatest impact on the brain you'll have as an adult comes from the experiences you have in the first years of your life. At its best, the right learning opportunities and a nurturing childhood can give the basis for a healthy, happy adult. On the other end, stress and trauma during development, such as that endured during physical abuse or lack of parental involvement, can have lasting negative outcomes.

. . .

So although abused children have a range of negative outcomes, evident from Hanson's work showing smaller amygdala and hippocampi in abused children, there may be hope that these outcomes can be curbed. Higher serotonin levels may prevent the worst outcome of abuse—passing it on to the next generation.
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posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 06:42 AM
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This is absolutely true. From browsing ATS, the majority of pro-Trump posts here are simply rants at so called "liberals" without any regard for the truth. Rather than looking towards the future, it's "make america great again". Rather than have an actual vision, they simply bark like dogs at "liberals".


And yet your OP is doing exactly what you describe towards Trump supporters.

I can't speak for them, but my guess is they were hoping he'd bring significant change... Something no president has done in decades.

They've been there to protect the status quo.

And while I haven't seen Trump truly change that trend (and I'm rather doubtful I will), it's been two years.

I think people take the hurt feelings too far with Trump.

What's the difference between Obama being well spoken and making people feel good while he lies about his intentions, and a brash person?
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posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 06:43 AM
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So leftist professor dislikes Trump supporters?
You don't say!? I'm shocked!

What was his assessment of the Obama cult?
With the chills running up their legs and "they's gonna get thems that obama cash" ? And his "scandal free" presidency?


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posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 06:43 AM
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I know better than to lean on the words of hypocrite, political hacktivist psychologists.



posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 06:43 AM
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you must have massive kahunas.
I don't think it's as obtuse as a child's emotional reaction to water down the following for trump.

its populism. as with any populists, their actions and words are viewed with a certain myopic approach, such that they are immune to criticism. that's all.

no current scientologists think they're in a cult, but former scientologists know that they were cheated and taken for a helluva ride (financially, and emotionally).

but, still...this is ats




posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 06:46 AM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
So leftist professor dislikes Trump supporters?
You don't say!? I'm shocked!

What was his assessment of the Obama cult?
With the chills running up their legs and "they's gonna get thems that obama cash" ? And his "scandal free" presidency?


Your defense is "Obama had a cult too"?

I don't like cults.
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posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 06:51 AM
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devotion to any political figure (or party) is just dumb.
You have to vote for someone though, might as well vote for the one who offers a change (if that is what you are after).

It's puerile to constantly denigrate people exercising their democratic rights and shows up the person doing it as small minded and unable to embrace diversity of opinion.



posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 06:56 AM
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originally posted by: JinMI
I know better than to lean on the words of hypocrite, political hacktivist psychologists.


He's not even a psychologist, he's a psychiatrist, which means he's a glorified drug pushing medical doctor.


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posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 06:56 AM
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Rather than have an actual vision, they simply bark like dogs at "liberals". Rather than face the truth, they lie and make it sound like they are "winning". 


You're projecting your leftist failures.

Do you mean vision like:
A secure border
Fair trade deals
Lower taxes
Less Govt regulations
Not looking for new countries to invade or starting more wars?

What's the leftist vision other than barking nazi, fascist, racist... Blah blah blah orange man bad?

You're head is so far up your ass I'm surprised you're even able to type.

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posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 06:56 AM
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Yea.......




more recently name brand colleges have been expounding political and sexual dysfunctionality. and socialism.


I am not impressed.


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posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 06:56 AM
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No, actually what's going on here is the dear professor is the one displaying the traits of a 5 year old. Here's why...

When you were 5, if you didn't like someone you'd try to get all your friends on the playground to agree and form a little "club" of people who didn't like that person, because it made you feel all smug about your dislike for that person. "We won't let Molly play 'house' with us, so there!"

Interesting. The esteemed (not) professor, an actual psychiatrist no less, seems to have fallen into an even more juvenile trap than the one he pontificates about! Go figure. I would say it was stunning such an allegedly learned person could make such a childish observation if it wasn't such a sad statement about education (read: leftist indoctrination) in this country. That this "professor' should pass judgement, in an attempt establish a childish little "club" of people who say..."Yeah, we're all on your side, Suzy; we don't like Molly either, she's got cooties!"

Laughable!

LOLOL!!!

ETA - And what's more is, when you were 5, and you were busy playing 'house' out on the playground with Suzy, the whole time you weren't really playing with each other as much as watching Molly in some childish attempt to get satisfaction of seeing if Molly's 'widdle feewings were hurted'.

Unbelievable.
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posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 06:57 AM
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Now I feel stupid for supporting Trump.
I'm going to become a Bernie supporter.
He never offered anything that emotionally catered to my inner child.



posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 06:59 AM
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I support Trump. so sue me.


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posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 06:59 AM
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originally posted by: SprocketUK

It's puerile to constantly denigrate people exercising their democratic rights and shows up the person doing it as small minded and unable to embrace diversity of opinion.


That's all what the left has done in the past 2 years. Attack the right because they didn't want to vote for a corrupt lying dumb woman.



posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 07:02 AM
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I see. Hmmm. I have observed the same pattern in just about everyone who has partisan views so it could be said that the majority of the voting public (irrespective of party) consists of a bunch of overgrown 4 year olds. That explains everything.



posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 07:03 AM
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Democrats are the ones with "emotionally needy" followers. Everything revolves around social issues with them without any consideration regarding tax payers' money. The illegal immigration farce is a prime example of this.

Secondly, I'm tired of hearing how Trump is breaking the law, when no one has come up with any "rational" explanation for it. If Trump followers follow Trump regardless of what he does, it's only because draining the swamp and ending the era of Obama corruption has become a top priority. If it takes dirty tactics to take down dirty actors, so be it. That's a Trump supporter in a nutshell.



posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 07:03 AM
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originally posted by: vinifalou

originally posted by: SprocketUK

It's puerile to constantly denigrate people exercising their democratic rights and shows up the person doing it as small minded and unable to embrace diversity of opinion.


That's all what the left has done in the past 2 years. Attack the right because they didn't want to vote for a corrupt lying dumb woman.


Same here, you vote for Brexit and you are tarred as a stupid, old racist. LMAO



posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 07:03 AM
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My 6 year Old understands Trump better than I do.

I'm no shrink, though



posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 07:04 AM
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ha ha I believe it...



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