Explaining Trump’s Cult Followers Personality Traits

I am writing this blog issue because many people have asked me about the mindset of Trump followers. Yes the millions of Lizard Brain followers who like lemmings and are will to follow this MORON into the “BIG LIE” and beyond. You will see Psychological Science explain the personality traits below, which is my foundation for my Trump cult analysis.

There is the cultural and racial change-taking place. The fast changing realities of American life are particularly threatening for the Trump base of white, non-college educated, rural voters. It makes them open to what social scientists call “in grouping.”

In other words, people seek the company of people like themselves in terms of economic class, race, and political ideology. And they turn against people outside their club, blaming them for their problems.

A prime example comes from an in-depth look at the people who took part in the attack on the Capitol that Republicans don’t want to review. Of the almost 400 people arrested or charged, most are white males and they typically come from cities and towns “where the non-White populations are growing fastest,” Robert Pape, the director of the Chicago Project on Security and Threats, wrote in an April column in The Washington Post. Are those rioters upset about loss of jobs?

No, according to Pape. The primary factor, he wrote, is “fear of the ‘Great Replacement.’

“The Great Replacement theory has achieved iconic status with white nationalists and holds that minorities are progressively replacing White populations due to mass immigration policies and low birthrates,” according to Pape.

To further explain Trump follower’s personality traits I will republish part from my October blog from the Psychology Today’s “Analysis of the mindset of Trump supporters”.

1. Authoritarianism

Authoritarianism refers to the advocacy or enforcement of strict obedience to authority at the expense of personal freedom, and is commonly associated with a lack of concern for the opinions or needs of others. Authoritarian personality syndrome—a well-studied and globally prevalent condition—is a state of mind that is characterized by belief in total and complete obedience to one’s authority.  

Those with the syndrome often display aggression toward out-group members, submissiveness to authority, resistance to new experiences, and a rigid hierarchical view of society. The syndrome is often triggered by fear, making it easy for leaders who exaggerate threat or fear monger to gain their allegiance.

Although authoritarian personality is found among liberals, it is more common among the right-wingers around the world. President Trump’s speeches, which include absolutist terms like “losers” and “complete disasters,” are naturally appealing to those who prefer authoritarianism.

 2. Social Dominance Orientation

 Social dominance orientation (SDO)—which is distinct but related to authoritarian personality syndrome—refers to people who have a preference for the societal hierarchy of groups, specifically with a structure in which the high-status groups have dominance over the low-status ones. Those with SDO are typically dominant, tough-minded, and driven by self-interest.

In King Trump’s speeches, he appeals to those with SDO by repeatedly making a clear distinction between groups that have a generally higher status in society (White), and those groups that are typically thought of as belonging to a lower status (immigrants and minorities) and black & Brown Americans.

 3. Prejudice

It would be grossly unfair and inaccurate to say that every one of Trump’s supporters have prejudice against ethnic and religious minorities, but it would be equally inaccurate to say that some do not. It is a well-known fact that the Republican party, going at least as far back to Richard Nixon’s “southern strategy,” used strategies that appealed to bigotry, such as by delivering speeches with “dog whistles”—code words that signaled prejudice toward minorities that were designed to be heard by racists but no one else.

While the dog whistles of the past were subtler, Trump’s are sometimes shockingly direct. There’s no denying that he routinely appeals to bigoted supporters when he calls Muslims “dangerous” and Mexican immigrants “rapists” and “murderers,” often in a blanketed fashion. Perhaps unsurprisingly, a new study has shown that support for Trump is correlated with a standard scale of modern racism and white supremacy. 

You will find by watching video tape of Trump rallies most of his followers are white, its hard to find a black or brown face in the crowd. These Lizard Brain followers will not fade away because they display authoritarian personality, prejudice and lack the brainpower to see that non-whites cause their experiences of emotional deprivation of better things.

These Lizard Brain followers see black & brown immigrants taking their prosperity. It’s happens because there is a lack of education that allows a cult culture to form though out America in mostly rural communities.

These King Trump cult followers are so caught up in the “BIG LIE” that 70% think Trump actually won the 2020 election. King Trump’s “BIG LIE and the Jan 6th riot are perpetuated by GOPs in the House & the Senate so you see even these college educated people are supporting the will of Lizard Brains all over our country.

Since King Trumps defeat Joe Biden has had his administration over saw production & vaccinated over 130,000,000 Americans and did what King Trump could not do. Make a plan and follow through. Something King Trump & his chaos methods could not accomplish with “Warp Speed” known to many as “Turtle Speed”.  Only time will tell if these racists and white supremists want King Trump to lead them into a path of destruction. Trump’s use of MAGA is a calling card for when the white race ruled America. After Biden Builds It Back Better we will see if the light of democracy can shine. We will see if Trumpism will fade into the dark past and Democracy survives for all Americans

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