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The personality of Donald Trump, in 15 traits

The personality of Donald Trump, in 15 traits

January 25, 2022

The world is surprised that Donald Trump is the new president of the United States , but the truth is that the people have voted, in part, for the personality traits that are expressed in their rallies.

It is clear that many factors have influenced here, even so, it is still curious the kind of emotions that this character awakens among the population. The world is in shock and few understand the results of these elections outside the borders of the considered country of opportunities.

I have seen on television that when they asked the American citizens their opinion about Trump, some responded, full of euphoria, that it is to admire the strength and honesty that the candidate showed. However, this feeling typical of the passions that charismatic leaders arouse, is totally opposed to that of a large part of the population, those who accuse him of being a mean and horrible person.


Psychological profile of the future president of the USA

It may seem at first glance that Donald Trump has come out of a Batman film and that no president of the United States has provoked such a sense of repulsion, but the same characteristics that some detest and that have made the policy of the United States has become so polarized (at the cost of the hidden vote) have made many others have given support .

After all, in sociology and psychology there is evidence that the personality of the candidates and their aesthetics have a great weight in the support they reap among the voters, sometimes being more important than their proposals.


And, what leaders with a personality as marked as Trump transmit, can eclipse the rational proposals of his political program. Let's analyze, then, what are the main personality traits of Donald Trump that have catapulted him to the presidency .

The personality of Donald Trump

Since the new personality president of the United States generates a great interest, in this article you will be able to find a list with 15 characteristics of the personality of Donald Trump.

1. Trump's narcissistic facet

Donald Trump presents some narcissistic traits very marked. What characterizes narcissistic people needs to be admired and they need to have power. In this sense, they often surround themselves with aesthetic forms that, by broad consensus, are considered desirable or admirable: someone who is narcissistic will not show an aesthetic that they do not know will be seen favorably by the "relevant" majority. In the personality of Donald Trump this tendency toward narcissism is reflected in his ostentation of wealth and his desire to seek admiration.


Both the golden tower that bears his surname and his book How to get rich, for example, They show this willingness to position themselves as a figure to admire . In addition, the idea that this is part of a strategy of branding Trump's pursuit of socio-economic growth is hardly defensible, since with its acquisition power, selling books or making his person something memorable through the aspect of his possessions are not resources with significant value. Donald Trump is where he wanted to be: dominating the world.

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2. Megalomania trumpiana

Narcissism is closely related to another aspect of Trump's personality : its megalomania, the belief that oneself is very important about what happens in their environment and that one has the power and the right to change the life of others as one wants.

In the case of the new president of the United States, this part of his personality based on ideas of greatness it is revealed in the lack of humility with which he has treated his political rivals, despite the fact that they have more experience in politics and, therefore, have a greater capacity to create effective political action guidelines (regardless of the ethical nature of these policies). plans).

3. Tendency to manipulation

Trump is where he is because he is a great manipulator . The American tycoon has collected many votes thanks to his vague speech and based on poorly defined ideas, ideals to make their meaning change over time according to an opportunistic logic. This strategy of discourse (which some call populism), is perfect to win votes of people who historically felt ignored by professional politicians and who was waiting for someone to present a strident and disruptive speech to place their trust in that emerging force; people who were fed up with the model that Clinton represents, dealing a heavy blow to the establishment.

Definitely, Trump's speech is indicated to manipulate people appealing to great passions and ideas that are easy to understand because of their cultural roots in Western society: the fear of invading other populations, the need to regroup and defend themselves, the rejection of the radical feminist discourse that attempts against "the natural", etc. Trump has benefited from the capitalist crisis because he has managed to pass his defense of vague and blurred ideals by a defense of consistent pillars of security and well-being.

3. Think that the world revolves around him

Narcissistic people think that the world revolves around them . The new president of the United States says he is worried about people's problems, but his lack of sensitivity to minorities reveals that he does not worry too much about what is a little different from himself.

There may be times in his speeches where he seems to be warm, but Donald Trump is still a "showman", and shows an image that can be disturbing simply to be where the media focuses, whatever it may be. the result.

4. It is racist

What really stuns public opinion is that Donald Trump is president after having made racist statements. One of his proposals is to build a wall that separates Mexico from the United States, which reveals his segregated and exclusive way of thinking.

In his speeches, racist and xenophobic statements have not stopped ringing , not only against Mexicans but also against the Muslim community. This indicates that Trump tends to categorize people according to very rigid concepts that mark what is the border between "theirs" and "others". In this case, your reference group is related to the idea of ​​a white and Christian American citizen.

5. It is authoritarian

References to Mexico have been a constant in Trump's electoral discourse, as we have already mentioned. But Vicente Fox, a former Mexican president, explained in an interview that "he was more concerned about Trump's authoritarianism than about the insults and disdain toward Mexico."

In fact, In a clear manifestation of authoritarianism, Trump expelled from a press conference the Mexican journalist Jorge Ramos , very critical of its anti-immigration policy. In the same way, it has defended the idea that it would make the neighboring country pay the barrier that would separate them along the border, a position far removed from the conciliatory and negotiating spirit that is usually expected in a president.

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6. He is arrogant and arrogant

The previous case shows his arrogance and arrogance. Trump believes himself superior to others and treats people as if they were inferior. On many occasions he has treated people with contempt not because of his ideas, but because of his "innate condition". His displays of machismo are an example of this, since they show how much he thinks he is right about them simply because he is a man.

7. It is misogynistic

We have seen in his election campaign how he made sexist comments . There has been much talk in recent months about how the president treated Alicia Machado, the elected Miss World in 1996, of Venezuelan origin. According to her, "I experienced very humiliating moments. He is a despotic, cold and calculating man. He has very little regard for the people he thinks are inferior. "Although the accusations of several women against Trump do not stand up in evidence, we have been able to see how the tycoon has been" caught "making sexist comments.

On the other hand, Trumop is known for his attempts to use Hillary Clinton's status as a woman for adopt a dominant and even paternalistic role before her when she was her political rival.

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8. Despise others

And of course, Trump despises those he considers to be inferior . He believes himself unique and criticizes constantly, so he wants to show that he is powerful and that he is better than others. This is another characteristic feature of narcissistic people: their ability to pigeonhole others into submission roles.

9. Needs to be admired

Something that also characterizes narcissistic people is their constant need for admiration. In the case of Trump, this is revealed in several of his public appearances in which he seeks to capture the limelight with an expansive non-verbal language and even out of place, and even his tweets in which he speaks for free about his achievements. He always wants others to admire . This makes him feel special and unique.

10. Lacks empathy

Empathic people know how to put themselves in the shoes of others and understand their emotions and needs. You only need to listen to Trump's speech for 10 minutes to realize that he is not exactly an empathic person. In fact, bases its ideas on prejudices and stereotypes, which is why it attacks in the way that it attacks different groups and minorities .

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11. It's extravert

Trump is clearly an extraverted person, enjoys when he is surrounded by other people and likes to express himself at public events. For the psychologist Dan P.McAdams, Trump presents two very strong personality traits. Extraversion high and low kindness , and therefore, tends to be insensitive, rude, arrogant and lacking in empathy.

12. Feel cravings for power

Trump, as has already been said, is anxious for greatness. But not only this, but it has cravings for power. Being president of the United States means having the world practically under your control, marking the agenda of geopolitics and being able to destabilize other countries (which, incidentally, have done much of their predecessors in the office of the presidency). The unpredictability of Donald Trump has the world population in suspense .

13. Is intolerant

Intolerant people are full of prejudices, discriminate, do not listen, are authoritarian , etc. All these characteristics are presented by Donald Trump, who has already manifested, on many occasions, what he has planned to do with a good part of the immigrants.

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14. It is aggressive

Trump is an aggressive person and has sometimes been attacked by many people. In fact, intolerant people see other people as threats. They do not accept the criticism and when they receive it they usually act in a hostile way. Being discriminatory and fanatical of their ideas, they tend to be aggressive towards other individuals or groups. In fact, we have seen him use rather a forward and aggressive discourse of "them against us".

On the other hand, this aggressive attitude fits with his political discourse , based on "trading" with the military force of the United States and not offering free protection, so that it is clear that the use of force is something that only responds to the interests of the country ... that are expressed through his own will as president.

15. He's a fan

Trump is a fan of his ideas, which is why he defends them with an exaggerated and sometimes excessive passion. This fanaticism is a breeding ground for conflict between groups but also between people, who they can experience a contagious effect of Trump's essentialism. In fact, just after his triumph, episodes of racial confrontation were registered in the United States.

The idea that English is the language of the United States, for example, has been expressed by himself and has permeated part of the electorate, even though the US does not have an official language.


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