Why People Dislike Really Smart Leaders

‘Although previous research has shown that groups with smarter leaders perform better by objective measures, some studies have hinted that followers might subjectively view leaders with stratospheric intellect as less effective. Decades ago Dean Simonton, a psychologist the University of California, Davis, proposed that brilliant leaders’ words may simply go over people’s heads, their solutions could be more complicated to implement and followers might find it harder to relate to them. Now Simonton and two colleagues have finally tested that idea, publishing their results in the July 2017 issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology….’

Via Scientific American


A Roundup Of The Strangest Moments Of Trump’s First Year In Office


For you nostalgia buffs:

  • January 20th: Trump Signs First Documents As President, Has Absolutely No Idea What He’s Doing
  • Sean Spicer’s debut, 21 January 2017
  • Travel ban chaos, 28 January 2017
  • A prayer for Arnold, the Bowling Green massacre, 2 February 2017
  • February 10th: Trump Gives Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe One Hell Of A Squeeze
  • The baseless wiretapping claim, 4 March 2017
  • March 31: Trump Gets Chased Out Of His Own Executive Order Signing By Questions About Michael Flynn
  • April 12th: Trump Incorrectly Brags About Firing Missiles At Iraq Over Cake
  • Spicer emerges from the bushes, 9 May 2017
  • May 22nd: Melania Swats Donald’s Hand Away Because… Do We Need To Explain?
  • Covfefe, 31 May 2017
  • June 19th: Trump Brags To Panamanian President About Building Panama Canal… Over 100 Years Ago
  • The 29-second handshake, 14 July 2017
  • The Mooch: blink and you’ll miss him, 21 July 2017
  • Trump talks politics with the Boy Scouts, 24 July 2017
  • July 28th: Trump Endorses Police Brutality
  • Blaming both sides, 15 August 2017
  • September 20th: Trump Can’t Say Namibia
  • October: President Trump’s Entire Reaction To Hurricane Maria Was Crazy
  • Later in the day, President Trump helped to distribute aid by… launching paper towels like a t-shirt cannon? 
  • November 27th: Trump Make ‘Pocahontas’ Jab At Event Honoring Native Americans
  • The anti-Muslim retweets, 29 November 2017
  • December 6th: Trump Slurs His Speech While Making Globally Condemned Announcement On Israel
  • Stable genius, 6 January 2018
  • January 12th 2018: Trump Asked ‘Are You Racist’ Immediately After Signing MLK Day Speech


Via Digg   and The Guardian

Here’s hoping this is the only year’s retrospective of Trump’s presidency we ever have to observe.