My ex was very highly educated. Once she was going on and on about movie stars and how great, moral and intelligent they were. I burst out laughing. This was, of course, in my very supplicating blue-pill days; meaning that I shouldn’t have been been laughing. But I could hardly help myself, She, naturally enough, was not amused.
My Mom was also an educated lady. She would watch on TV what is called “local news” here in the U.S. It is a half hour news program produced by the local television station about stuff that is happening in the local area. When I was a youngster, these shows were populated by serious looking older men (i.e. the Evil Patriarchy). The news was the same, that is, kind of serious. Then these TV stations had the brilliant idea of mixing men and women (and minorities) on the show. The presenters became younger and better looking. They started to engage in what is termed “happy talk”, that is, banter between the newscasters on screen. The stories that were covered became silly; except for local murders and mayhem, which were always the lead off stories. The “happy talk” was always lame from my perspective, being obviously pre-scripted BS executed by poor actors and actresses. In short, these news shows were totally unserious silliness, but women (my Mom included) just ate it all up. They totally were into everything that these people presented.
I have been attempting to figure out what was going on here for a long time. Why do women fall for this personality based phoney-baloney? I think that the answer deals with comfort. Women can become comfortable with people; and after doing so ascribe all sorts of good attributes (e.g. intelligence, morality) to them that very often are not deserved. Men (at least myself, but probably not Justin Trudeau) are different; they typically have more of a show-me perspective, as that is the standard that they are held to. Is this a reasonable theory? You decide.