Category: 2004 Presidential Election

Index of Studies Conducted at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics

Partial index of psychological studies of U.S. presidents and presidential candidates, foreign leaders, and leading terrorist figures conducted at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics.

John Kerry

Summary: Sen. John Kerry’s primary personality pattern is Ambitious/confident, with secondary features of the Dominant/asserting and Dauntless/adventurous patterns.

Chris Christie

Summary: Psychological analysis of former New Jersey governor Chris Christie — a contender for the Republican nomination in the 2016 and 2024 U.S. presidential election — revealed that Christie’s primary personality pattern is Dominant/controlling, supplemented by secondary Ambitious/confident and Dauntless/adventurous patterns and subsidiary Outgoing/congenial and Contentious/resolute features — a personality composite best described as a “high-dominance, self-confident, risk-taking extravert.”