Summary: A psychological analysis of former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards reveals that his primary personality patterns are Ambitious/self-serving and Outgoing/gregarious — a personality composite known as the “amorous narcissist” — with secondary features of the Dauntless/adventurous and Accommodating/cooperative patterns.
Category: 2008 Presidential Election
Summary: The Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics (USPP) ‘Media Tipsheet’ offers political reporters looking for a fresh story angle a sometimes unique, often unconventional perspective on politics.
John McCain’s primary personality patternis Dauntless/dissenting, with secondary features of the Outgoing/gregarious and Dominant/controlling patterns. The combination of Dauntless and Outgoing patterns in McCain’s profile suggests a risk-taking adventurer personality composite. Leaders with this personality prototype are characteristically bold, fearless, sensation seeking, and driven by a need to prove their mettle.
Barack Obama’s primary personality patterns are found to be Ambitious/confident and Dominant/asserting, with secondary features of the Accommodating/cooperative and Conscientious/respectful patterns. The combination of Ambitious and Accommodating patterns in Obama’s profile suggests a “confident conciliator” personality composite.
By Melisa S. Illies and Aubrey Immelman St. Cloud Times November 28, 1999 In the first of our College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University presidential...
Rudy Giuliani Personality Profile July 2008 Click in image for larger view Psychological analysis of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani — a 2000...
Summary: Psychological profiles of Democratic contenders Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Edwards and Republican contenders John McCain and Rudy Giuliani in the 2008 U.S. presidential election.