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originally posted by: Vasa Croe
originally posted by: C0bzz
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.
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?
I find it hilarious that people are getting paid to do studies on why people support trump.
I'd say that is more of a 5 year old response than supporting someone you believe in.
Standing up for what's right.
Waging wars on poverty.
Sacrificing for and caring for your neighbors.
Never beating its chest
Acted like men
Foster technological achievements and explore the stars
Foster greatest artists and the worlds greatest economy
Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century is a sweeping survey of contemporary art from around the world that weaves together images of the physical world, memories, emotions, and the virtual world. Works from thirty-six international artists dramatically suggest the powerful, exciting, and destabilizing effects of 21st-century forces such as globalism, mass migration, radical ideologies, and the rapid expansion of technology.
In April 2017 Lee hosted a meeting at Yale University medical school to discuss the mental health of President Donald Trump. In an interview with Salon in May 2017 she argued that the subject of the President's mental health amounted to a "state of emergency" as "our survival as a species may be at stake."
originally posted by: LSU2018
a reply to: angeldoll
They weren't crumbs to me. The rich people aren't my business, nor are they yours or anyone else's. I wouldn't care if they save $10,000,000.00. I don't make enough to save $10,000,000.00 like they do. What I got helped me, as did my raise.
Did you cry about the stimulus check obama handed out in 2009?
originally posted by: F4guy
originally posted by: JinMI
I know better than to lean on the words of hypocrite, political hacktivist psychologists.
You are Exhibit A in proving the OP's point.
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?