So, I ask myself, why is it we have the system we do of two parties—one we call the liberal Democrats and the other we call the conservative Republicans? Susan Cain in her book Quiet: The Power of the Introvert in a World That Can’t Stop Talking suggests that introverts (simply put- those who balance brain chemistry internally through thinking) and extroverts (those who balance brain chemistry through external stimulus) are divided along party lines and split nicely 50/50 in our population.
The characteristics of introverts are: brain chemistry balances from internal stimulus, move somewhat awkward and generally not good at sports (though Michael Jordan is an introvert and an exception), often have sleep problems, need “recharging” time and are deep thinkers (writers, artists and scientists are almost always introverts). The characteristics of extroverts include: get brain chemistry balance from external stimulus (such as money, power, excitement, thrills and confrontation), have quick movement and are good in sports, sleep well, need constant stimulation. The needs of desires of introverts and extroverts are very different. The appeal of Trump to the extrovert makes sense and Hillary is more appealing to the introvert.
Hillary and Trump both fall within what has become known as one-percenters. It is in the one-percenters’ interest to keep the ninety-nine percent fighting among ourselves. If we, the introverts and extroverts, ever did come together, the power of those at the top of our economy would be in jeopardy. They control our government, military, police, media, hospitals, and pretty much everything.
In short, the way to keep control of the U.S.A. is to: 1) keep a two party system, and 2) play off of the introvert/ extrovert tensions. The only way “We the people” can take control of our Democracy again is to eliminate the two party system.