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I have expressed interest in this website on the topic of emotions versus thinking in our evolutionary history. Trump, as has been largely reported even by himself, makes decisions "from the gut" or more accurately his instinct, which is largely controlled by the mammalian part of the brain responsible for emotions, feelings, and instinct. On the other hand, decision makers who delve deeply into critical thinking are tapping the neocortex, the part of the brain responsible for problem solving, conscious thought, and language.
In politics, the emotional brain appears to be winning of late. That's why a deep thinker like Hillary Clinton is at a decided disadvantage to someone who knows how to stoke emotions -- and let's face it, Trump knows how to appeal to our darker sides, both on the left and right, through emotions. If you say you hate or like Trump -- that's an emotion -- but it should not be the reason for casting your vote for or against him, or for or against Hillary as the case may be.
If one were to do a blind issues test asking where each of us stands on each of the main issues of the day and how strongly we believe in those views, we would end up with a certain political profile that could be used as a "match test" to see which candidate comes closest to our views. The test would be somewhat akin to those dating match websites except that it would be entirely political issues based.
However, people might be aghast at the findings. "I don't like him (or her)!" might be the emotive response. Therefore, as the Democrats whittle down their presidential candidates from a list of maybe 25 -- 30, look for likeability to be among the biggest deciding factors.
I would posit that if "likeability" becomes the main litmus test for candidates for the next 500 years, then like the movie, Idiocracy, you can look at a pretty stupid society in the future...our neocortex part of the brain will have shrunk while the mammalian part has swelled.
Just thinking out loud...hopefully not too deeply.