Elizabeth Warren

The Personality Profile of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren

June 25, 2019

A preliminary psychological analysis of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren by Cassidy Smith, Annie Griebie, Suntina Spehar, and Aubrey Immelman, Ph.D., at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics, revealed that Sen. Warren’s primary personality patterns are Dominant/asserting, Conscientious/respectful, and Ambitious/confident, complemented by secondary Reticent/circumspect and Outgoing/congenial features. In summary, Warren may be characterized as a dominant technocrat political personality type.

Presidential Electability Index range: 11-15

The Personality Profile of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren


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Abstract

The poster presents the results of an indirect assessment of the personality of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren — a contender for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential election — from the conceptual perspective of personologist Theodore Millon. Information concerning Warren 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. Warren’s primary personality patterns were found to be Dominant/asserting, Conscientious/respectful, and Ambitious/confident, complemented by secondary Reticent/circumspect and Outgoing/congenial features.

In political-psychological terms, Warren may be characterized as a dominant technocrat – assertive, strong-willed, and outspoken, buttressed by confidence in her policy positions and motivated for public service both by personal ambition and a sense of duty.


Related interest: Formal announcement of candidacy

Elizabeth Warren announces Iowa trip as she starts running for president in 2020 (Astead W. Herndon and Alexander Burns, New York Times, Dec. 31, 2018) — Senator Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat and a sharp critic of big banks and unregulated capitalism, entered the 2020 race for president on Monday, becoming the first major candidate in what is likely to be a long and crowded primary marked by ideological and generational divisions in a Democratic Party determined to beat President Trump. …

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren officially announces 2020 presidential bid


Sen. Elizabeth Warren takes the stage at about 51:00


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Study currently in progress

(Anticipated release: June 26, 2019)

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