Amy Klobuchar

The Personality Profile of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar

May 28, 2019

A preliminary psychological analysis of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar by Rachel Nelson, Justine Revermann, Madeline Koebnick, Emily Eng, Krystal Her, Jason Omann, and Aubrey Immelman, Ph.D., at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics, revealed that Sen. Klobuchar’s primary personality patterns are Conscientious/dutiful and Dominant/controlling, complemented by secondary Ambitious/confident and Accommodating/cooperative features. In summary, Klobuchar may be characterized as a conscientious enforcer.

Presidential Electability Index range: 13-23

The Personality Profile of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar


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Abstract

The poster presents the results of an indirect assessment of the personality of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar — a contender for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential election — from the conceptual perspective of personologist Theodore Millon. Information concerning Klobuchar was collected from biographical sources and media reports and synthesized into a personality profile using the Millon Inventory of Diagnostic Criteria (MIDC), which yields 34 normal and maladaptive personality classifications congruent with DSM–III–R, DSM–IV, and DSM–5.

The personality profile yielded by the MIDC was analyzed on the basis of interpretive guidelines provided in the MIDC and Millon Index of Personality Styles manuals. Klobuchar’s primary personality patterns were found to be Conscientious/dutiful and Dominant/controlling, complemented by secondary Ambitious/confident and Accommodating/cooperative features.

In essence, Klobuchar may be characterized as a conscientious enforcer — dutiful, organized, disciplined, tough, strong-willed, and assertive (making her a stickler for rules) — complemented by self-assurance and civility.

Jason Omann, Rachel Nelson, and Krystal Her present their poster (Justine Revermann, Madeline Koebnick, and Emily Eng), “The Personality Profile of 2020 U.S. Presidential Contender Amy Klobuchar,” at Scholarship Day, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN, April 25, 2019.


Related interest: Formal announcement of candidacy

Amy Klobuchar enters 2020 presidential race (Mitch Smith and Lisa Lerer, New York Times, Feb. 10, 2019) — Amy Klobuchar, the third-term Minnesota senator, entered the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday, hopeful that her moderate politics, Midwestern roots and carefully cultivated history of bipartisanship can appeal to a broad swath of voters in contentious times. On a snow-covered stage here along the banks of the Mississippi River, with the temperature barely above single digits, Ms. Klobuchar said that as president, she would “focus on getting things done.” …


Sen. Amy Klobuchar takes the stage at about 2:01:30


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