At long last, the show that’s been eight years in the making reached its conclusion this past Sunday with a surprising and somewhat controversial series finale. Regardless of how you felt about the way Game of Thrones ended, we now know who will rule over the seven—excuse me, six—kingdoms and what characters made it out alive.
A few weeks ago, if I was a betting man, I would’ve placed a large (losing) bet on Cersei Lannister being the one to sit on the Iron Throne. Crushed by a cave-in, are you kidding me? Who could’ve even seen that coming? Furthermore, who could’ve anticipated the Mother of Dragons turning heel and killing thousands to finally reach the throne?
Well, if you had looked at Daenerys Taragaryen’s mindstate, it could’ve been you.
In the final installment of the three-part series where we’ve used Game of Thrones to understand mindstate marketing, we’re going to focus on the breaker of chains herself, Daenerys Taragaryen, and how she was psychologically driven throughout the series by another of our more prevalent mindstates: the optimistic achievement mindstate.