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Now people are asking about MELANIA TRUMP

Now people are asking about MELANIA TRUMP

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A summary of Donald Trump’s mental landscape was posted here on our Facebook page Mercury Model last week. Since then, he has been inaugurated and is already making far-reaching policies. Unprecedented Women’s Marches have occurred across America and beyond its borders.

What about Melania? The Mercury Model™ has much to say, as it did about Donald, and this certainly will provide you with both insights and surprises.

My book, Fish Can’t Climb Trees, presents the Mercury Model™, a cognitive model for the 21st Century. It focuses on mental individuality, without commenting on behaviour, appearances or ego. This post presents the book’s content and style using the mental dynamics of Melania Trump. Her mind and how it ticks also interests millions of people. Is Melania apt to be a moderating influence? Does her thinking influence Donald’s? Are they of one mind?

I have compiled here a few excerpts from the text of Melania Trump’s Profile, as identified and described by the Mercury Model™ in Fish Can’t Climb Trees. All the Profiles are written from the point of view of the mind itself, self-disclosing to Melania and to us.

‘I approach new information slowly and with reserve. I ponder and deliberate; I do not jump to conclusions. I am not easily pushed, cajoled or led. And, if you try to hurry me along, I tend to slow down.

I decide what to learn and what not to learn. For some minds, learning is not a matter of choice, but it is for me. Any new information coming my way will be subjected to qualifying tests. If it does not pass, I will not take it in – no matter how much you might want me to, no matter how much you threaten, plead, shout or demand.

Now, about my qualifying tests: I quite naturally measure all new ideas against my own values, and in this way thoroughly test information before even considering learning it. I am concerned with the appeal and charm of new information. Does it have worth? Does it delight me? Is it beautiful? Does it please all my senses? Does it taste good, smell good, look good, feel good, sound good? Will knowing it increase my attractiveness, security or stability? I may ponder financial or artistic benefit. Will it enhance my beloved Earth? Is it practical, worthwhile and valuable? Will it endure over the long term? Only when criteria of this sort have been met – and that can happen either instantly or slowly – will I elect to take in, actually learn, the information.

This is the key to my great tenacity. As I test the value of new information by my attraction to it, any idea deemed valuable enough to be learned is ‘consumed’ just as the body ingests food. Ideas become part of the body’s fabric, incorporated at the mental equivalent of physical cells. Deeply integrated, they will be retained and preserved over time. I simply cannot change my way of thinking like an article of clothing, as many others can. You probably thought minds like me were just being stubborn and wilful. You might view my steadfastness to ideas as obstinate, inflexible, intractable or even ‘bull-headed’. Well, perhaps it does appear that way.
When a piece of information has met my tests of quality, attractiveness, etc., and I have decided to learn it, I do so most naturally and easily through a hands-on approach. I get involved with the material – taste it, practise it, look at it, sniff it, try it on, act it out. Learning is physical – senses are instruments of learning.

Minds like me are practical thinkers who take easily to common sense. To us an idea has merit if it can be applied to real life in a useful and down to earth way. Actually, it constantly surprises us to discover, and it may be difficult for us to accept, that other minds can value ideas just because they feel right, or are interesting, or are new, while totally disregarding the importance of practicality. But, they seem to!

I do accept that others interact with information quite differently. My strength lies in my commitment; yours may reside in a totally different direction, possibly levity, frivolity and fun. Unless we all decide that the world will spin more smoothly if we are all exactly the same (in which case only one of us is necessary) then our best hope is mutual respect for individual difference in how we think, learn and communicate.

Minds like me provide cultural stability in thought, ensuring that what’s beautiful and valuable is not lost. Wherever would you be without us? Who else would have the patience, interest or capacity to shape the living earth, to design and sustain elegant gardens, which please the senses with harmonious colours and fragrances? Who would see to the continuity of long-term financial investments or countryside and agricultural policies and practices? Who would be interested over the long run in preserving the arts, architecture, and the wellbeing of the Earth?’

So, are you surprised? Let me know.

To read the rest of Melania’s Profile or all of your own, or to Look Inside This Book:


Previously published on Facebook 28 January 2017

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