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Does fear strike your heart when a person proudly trumpets their flaw of unpredi

  1. ptosis profile image74
    ptosisposted 2 years ago

    Does fear strike your heart when a person proudly trumpets their flaw of unpredictability?

    Trump talks of using nuclear weapons on ISIS and is proud of his erratic capriciousness.


  2. Ericdierker profile image54
    Ericdierkerposted 2 years ago

    Kind of a weird thought that this brings to mind. The worst foe you can have is one with which you cannot predict their next more. From chess to war this is so. To date our enemy in common can predict our every reaction to terrorism. Maybe it would be good if they could not.
    No this is not an endorsement for being erratic -- I am just saying.

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    PeterStipposted 2 years ago

    I've been thinking about this guy. And in a way we don't have to fear him because he is not going to win the elections. He does not want to win the elections.
    What Trump is actually doing is promoting his brand. Trump or Drumpf whatever you want to call him is a businessman, not a politician. He has no clue about politics and how to negotiate. But what he does know is how to promote his brand Trump.
    His whole election campaign is  a business campaign, it's about making money and making his brand popular. He invested in his own campaign only in the form of a loan, so that's money he will get back in the end of the day. He plays it save.
    In the mean time loads of people donate money for his campaign and he gets just like other candidates free television time. Great for spreading the word about your super brand.
    To lose the election is the best thing to do for Trump, after the election he will sell his brand with underwear, coffee mugs and whatnot. Mark my words, after the elections Trump will continue with making his name great again all in the name of the dollar bill. The campaign money that's left over is a bonus and will disappear on a bank account.
    If Trump wins the election he has a problem, he has to find capable people who will run for posts as ministers. And he will find it hard to do the things he wants to do. He won't make America great again, he will make Trump great again.
    So don't worry, Trump will lose, because in the end the majority of the american population will know that he's not the right person for the job.
    In the end Trump is a loser (as you can see at his curriculum, to many projects he started went bust.).
    Nevertheless Trumps vision and ideas are dangerous and extreme right wing, close to fascism. And these ideas are poison for a country. So I hope that after the election the media will concentrate on matters that matter and let's forget about this Drumpf who has a hairdo like a nuclear explosion.

    1. Ericdierker profile image54
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Careful to make fun of nuclear explosions as I am a victim and do not take such a joke lightly. Yes there are some of us still alive facing the fallout cancers. How many projects have your started that failed? Perhaps none that have succeeded on your

    2. ptosis profile image74
      ptosisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Even if he loses Prez bid, sadly he did change the tenor of USA politics for the worse ..

  4. WordCrafter09 profile image77
    WordCrafter09posted 2 years ago

    Addressing only the matter of "not being predictable" (in general); aside from Eric D has already said about "the worst foe you can have", and only commenting the word/trait of "unpredictable"; sometimes people who can't/won't see the bigger picture don't realize that someone they view as "unpredictable" is actually, within the context of a bigger picture, being flexible and willing and able to adjust to the circumstances/needs of the moment.

    There's always a bigger picture.  It may not be a bigger picture that is shared by, obvious to, everyone.  Some bigger pictures are only the bigger picture in the life of one individual. If someone can't see any bigger picture and someone else makes choices based on his own understanding of, or belief that, some choices are right within the context of any number of different "bigger pictures" the fact that they can't predict the choices/behavior of someone else means they see "unpredictable" as a bad thing, when it may not necessarily be.  An example might be the way some adolescents can't always predict what their parents will say, do or think about something.  Ideally, parents know enough to, and make the effort to, share their own and their family's bigger picture (because parents ought to be able to do that as part of being parents to, say, adolescents (or even older sons or daughters).

    With people who aren't our own children we don't generally have a need or reason to want to explain our individual bigger picture to anyone.  There's the problem.  Someone else doesn't understand what we do, so they view choices or actions as "unpredictable" when it would be very predictable to anyone who  understood/knew better.

    "Unpredictable" may have gotten a bad name because there are so many people who don't know what/who they don't know.  They don't like not knowing.  It makes them uncomfortable.  So, to them, "unpredictable" is nothing but a bad thing.

    Having said that, and fairness to those prone to giving "unpredictable" a worse meaning than it really should have; "unpredictable" is also associated with people who have substance abuse/use issues and/or mental health issues.

    People (even those who aren't generally narcissists at all) who have the narcissistic trait of seeing others close to them as an "extension of themselves" can become really throw off when the other individual shows signs of doing something/thinking something that the person either wouldn't do/think himself or wouldn't expect of the "extension".

    1. Ericdierker profile image54
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Very interesting and rational take on the subject.

    2. ptosis profile image74
      ptosisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, that's a GREAT answer!

  5. tamarawilhite profile image90
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    Trump wrote in his business books about being unpredictable as a negotiating tactic, so people are eager to accept a good deal because they are afraid anything else will be bad and can't guess what else might be.