Top 5 Words for Understanding Trump

Top 5 Words for Understanding Trump October 18, 2016

1. Demagogue – “a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.”

2. Gaslight – “manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.”

3. Panjandrum – “a person who has or claims to have a great deal of authority or influence.”Panjandrums

4. Projection – “a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others.” More specifically:

“Once you realize everything Trump says is projection, it all makes so much more sense. What he says about other people – particularly when he is accusing them of something – is a confession about himself. He projects his worst qualities onto other people” (Substitute ‘Donald’ for ‘Hillary’ in Trump’s Tweets and It All Makes Sense).

5. Sophistry – the use of fallacious arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving.

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