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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 07:33 PM

Trumps tweets indicate an emotionally unstable innovator prone to mental illness: scientists

BOBBY AZARIAN, RAW STORY

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/09/trumps-tweets-indicate-an-emotionally-unstable-innovator-prone-to-mental-illness-scientists/

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The results revealed a story about Trump’s personality. Compared to other influential business leaders, he scored higher in “openness to new experience,” which involves being open to new ideas and unconventional solutions. He also scored very low in “agreeableness,” which is associated with a focus on competition, social distinction, and Machiavellianism. This combination of traits is characteristic of an innovator personality, but specifically one known as a “Schumpeterian’ entrepreneur.

This personality style, described in the 1930s by researcher Joseph Schumpeter, refers to someone that is creative, competitive, and likes to break the rules of how things are usually done. It is a style that’s not uncommon among successful people, but Professor Obschonka pointed out that what could be good for an entrepreneur might be dangerous for a political leader:

“Being a single-minded, independent and creative rule-breaker can be good traits for entrepreneurs but they are probably more unusual in high-level politicians, particularly when coupled with high neuroticism. Such a personality pattern could be something like a double-edged sword: more entrepreneurial thinking and acting in high-level politicians could boost an entrepreneurial economy, but such entrepreneurial personalities could also show an unconventional political leadership style that is highly successful in the business world but maybe not so successful in the political realm that requires careful diplomacy instead of risky entrepreneurial thirst for action.”

Given that Trump scored higher in neuroticism than 93% of the other entrepreneurs, we must think about how these personality traits can interact in ways that negatively influence his policy decisions and diplomatic efforts. Someone high in neuroticism handles stress poorly and is more prone to anxiety, moodiness, and negative perspectives on the world. While some neuroticism can promote creativity, it can also increase the risk of mental illness.


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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 07:45 PM

1. An entrepreneur who screws up big time can leave a lot of investors penniless.

A politician who screws up big time can leave a lot of people dead.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 07:48 PM

2. when did shameless self promotion and money laundering become innovations....

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 07:50 PM

3. Exactly. He is the opposite of an innovator.

He is a disruptor, and he's not very good at it.

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