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The only way that I'm able to understand tRump supporters is by assessing them using psychological

terms. His supporters are people with a combination of personality traits that include sadism, narcissism, psychopathy, sociopathy, and Machiavellianism. Each one is subtly different from the other, but they share certain traits that allow them to unify with one another in this case to support a madman. If you know anything about people who have these traits, you cannot change them, you cannot “get them on your side,” or “appeal to their better nature.” The only way that they will change is if THEY want to change.

Just because we cannot change them or get them to our side does not mean that we can’t “defeat” them. We must take a page out of their books by unifying behind our chosen candidates. Oftentimes, we demand absolute “purity” to a cause or endeavor to be able to support candidates. As we all know, politics (especially American politics) is messy and politicians make compromises that we don’t always agree with, but we can’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.

We are in “do or die” times now. The amount of instability that these fools have created from being in power for just ONE WEEK is enough to destabilize THE WORLD! The people on the left all have differing causes and belief systems, but we must come together and push our candidates into positions locally, by state, and hopefully, nationally. We must be disciplined about this!

If you’re interested in learning more about the personality traits described above, here are some links to some interesting reads about them:

Dealing With Everyday Sadists and Other "Dark Personalities": https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-integrationist/201408/dealing-everyday-sadists-and-other-dark-personalities

Differences between a psychopath versus sociopath:
http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2015/02/12/differences-between-a-psychopath-vs-sociopath/

Narcissists or sociopath? Similarities, differences and signs: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-integrationist/201608/narcissist-or-sociopath-similarities-differences-and-signs

What is Machiavellianism in psychology? http://www.harleytherapy.co.uk/counselling/machiavellianism-psychology.htm

Scientists developed this 9-question test to measure how sadistic someone is: http://www.businessinsider.com/scientific-test-detect-sadism-sadist-2016-8

10 ways to spot and “everyday” sadist: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201503/10-ways-spot-everyday-sadist

TL;DR: They are sadists, narcissists, psychopaths, sociopaths, and/or Machiavellians. We can’t change them. But, we on the left must come together to support our chosen candidates and defeat them.
Posted by VespertineIconoclast | Sat Jan 28, 2017, 06:33 PM (0 replies)
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