G.S. Mudur, the science correspondent of The Telegraph, Calcutta, has an interesting piece on the state of Narendra Modi‘s mind after his victory—“an emotional zenith, an elevated sense of self-image, a feeling beyond happiness, and a stronger-than-ever motivation towards his future goals”.
One psychologist, who has worked with children affected by the 2002 pogrom, says “a feeling of righteousness could in some cases push an election victor towards less tolerance for criticism and even less tolerance for differences of opinion.”
# “The win is likely to reinforce his belief in his own actions,” according to Alok Sinha, a behavioural psychologist and counsellor based in Lucknow. “For him, it’s likely to be seen as the people’s pronouncement on his actions.”
# “Winning is like an addiction. It can lead to a euphoric high, but it could also reinforce a belief that all that one did was correct,” according to Sandeep Vohra, a neuropsychiatrist at the Apollo Hospital in New Delhi.
# “In an election victory, the sense of elation occurs in different degrees in different people, but is likely to be higher among right-wing politicians,” according to Rajat Mitra, a clinical psychologist based in New Delhi
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