In part one of this two-part series, I argued that President Trump is not crazy or even mentally ill. He’s in distress. I demonstrated the highly predictable nature of his behavior and personality through the lens of the Process Communication Model® (PCM), a powerful behavioral communication framework that has helped improve communication and leadership for NASA, a former president, and Pixar studios, just to name a few.
Recognizing the positive traits, motivational needs, and predictable distress behavior is the first step in crafting a more effective leadership strategy. Step two is adapting how we communicate with each personality type in order to positively motivate them and reduce the unhealthy distress behavior.
As I described in part one, it is evident that the Promoter personality type is most prominent in Trump.
He will get get excitement and thrills and attention. If he doesn’t get it positively by winning for the good of America, he will get it negatively through creating negative drama.