Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Can Trump transform from hyper-individualism to group-orientation?
The biggest psychological and philosophical change that Donald Trump has to personally make is from hyper-individualism to group-orientation. Sociobiology has been helping to reveal the biological origin of much of social behavior, and group-selection remains the main unit of successful survival and reproduction, as it has always been, and individualism, though creatively important, is successful only in the short term.
Trump's "group" is basically "America First" and "economic nationalism," and if Trump can actually transform his hyper-individualistic, free-enterprising, deal-making personality into being more group-orientated (not merely his nuclear family) then his constant self-centered Tweets which are getting him in so much trouble will recede. Can Trump make this change at his age? Perhaps the office itself will naturally help him.