Dopamine of Trump Rallies

The Dopamine of Politics: Trump Rallies


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What on earth could compel someone to attend one of Trump’s superspreader events? Why on earth would Trump hold one? Other than the obvious, he’s a narcissist, and they’re all gaslit, there are powerful brain circuits involved in compelling these self-destructive and foolish behaviors.

The Narcissistic Wounds of Trump Trump's Narcissistic Wounds

The Narcissistic Wound Of Trump’s #COVID19 Pneumonia, Losing the Election, And The Multitude of Investigations


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Is it me, or does Trump seem to be loopier, lieier, boastier than usual. I mean just listening to him at his superspreader rallies and calling into news shows and reading his tweets leaves you scratching your ass and wondering where the stink went, right? Well, I think I got a piece of the puzzle, right here. Narcissistic wound.

Trump is Dangerous Trump's Lack of Empathy

Trump’s Lack of Empathy Makes Him Dangerous And Not Just As a #COVID19 Superspreader — Part 2


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The real danger of Trump is that he has no idea of the harm he causes. When he does realize that he’s causing harm, he enjoys it. It boosts his ego. His followers don’t see non-MAGAs as people. It is why they injure and hurt people over masks. It’s why they parade around with guns. They enjoy the fear they inspire. Trump’s lack of empathy is the root of his failure and a very real and present danger to us all.

Psychological Causes of Trump

Gaslighting, Groupthink, and Cognitive Dissonance: The Perfect Storm resulting in Trump’s #COVID19 Infection


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How could anyone, much less an entire political party and their supporters, be so stupid so as to deliberately spread the coronavirus during the middle of a pandemic? How can we possibly explain this behavior? Extreme behaviors take extreme psychological phenomena to explain. Here’s the perfect storm of cognitive and social psychological explanations.

Blinded by Cognitive Dissonance

Trump’s Base: Blinded by Cognitive Dissonance, part 1


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Ever wonder what makes MAGAs and other members of Trump’s base hold on even in the face of overwhelming evidence that Trump doesn’t care whether they live or die? Ever watch in absolute awestruck wonder as MAGAs go through all sorts of mental gymnastics to justify their support for someone who is actively trying to kill them? Well, lucky for you, we here at Ye Olde Blogge have answers and in part 2, we’ll show you how to put those answers to work breaking that support.

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