You might believe that politics has nothing to do with Psychology. Most people probably think that their political decisions and even their votes for a determinate party derive from their own free rational thinking. But if you know a little bit about psychology, then you know that this is not true.
Every decision is ultimately done according to our conditioning and our emotions, even when all sorts of seemingly rational reasons for it are loudly proclaimed. This leads to much chaos in human relationships, and when even the president of a big nation is openly following his impulses, without even bothering to find some rational looking explanation, then we are truly in trouble and peaceful living on this planet becomes more and more improbable.
Studies have shown that our personal inclination for political parties and ideas about life in society are closely related to our personality traits. On the other hand, people who actively engage in politics need to have a certain psychological structure to be effective. With other words: politics depends on our psychology, our individual imprinting and the level of personal growth we reach in our lives, as presidents, deputies, local politicians and as voters or non-voters.
Fascinating to explore how deeply our structures in society are connected with the psychology of everyone involved!