Frequently Asked Questions

Who are you?

What is this website about?

What is your goal?

What do you mean when you say "Subject"?

Why don't you name certain people and groups in your annotations?

Why do you only include the text of tweets and not any photos?

Why does your website suck so much?

How often do you update the site?

Who are you?

We are a group of over-educated people who may or may not be taking out their feelings of concern and helplessness in the form of a behavioral study of the 45th President of the United States. However, due to the sensitive nature of the study's topic, the identities of the authors are currently being withheld.

What is this website about?

In short, this website observes Donald Trump's tweets and uses them as a basis for psychological analysis, with the caveat that an assessment-from-afar cannot give a concrete diagnosis.

What is your goal?

The objective of this study is to: i) observe Trump's ("Subject's") personal periodic writings in the form of Twitter "tweets" or messages; and ii) assess signs of any potential personality, behavioral or other psychological disorder. While diagnosis of an individual cannot be conducted from afar, and certainly not from the mere observation of tweets, patterns of behavior may be deduced by analysis of such tweets, which may be useful in either informing Subject's future medical and psychological professionals, or in the fine-tuning of predictive behavioral models that assess the risk and probability of Subject's future actions.

What do you mean when you say "Subject"?

Traditional behavioral studies do not reveal the subjects of the study, due in part to ethical constraints. However, in the present study, as the subject is a singular man with national renown, the use of the term "Subject" or "the subject" was used in order to provide some semblence of distance with the object of study (i.e., Donald Trump). Names were not assigned to people and groups in order to reduce bias in analysis from name recognition and previous knowledge.

Why don't you name certain people and groups in your annotations?

Names were not assigned to people and groups in order to reduce bias in analysis from name recognition and previous knowledge.

Why do you only include the text of tweets and not any photos?

The focus of this study was on assessing tweet text content, which allows for a more straightforward and delineated set of data with which to work. Pictures, which may be interpreted in many more ways than text is typically interpreted, introduce complexity beyond the scope of this study.

Why does your website suck so much?

The authors of this study are not web developers and have no funding to hire one. Wanna make it better? Contact us.

How often do you update the site?

The website is typically updated once per day in the evening, after data can be entered and finalized. In practical terms, what this means is that the authors of this study have day jobs that unfortunately preclude multiple daily updates.