Psychological profiles of 2016 U.S. presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, and Scott Walker (GOP) and Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders (Democrats).
Joe Biden’s personality is Outgoing/gregarious, Accommodating/cooperative, and Ambitious/confident, with a collegial, accommodative leadership style.
Donald Trump’s personality is Ambitious/exploitative, Dominant/controlling, and Outgoing/impulsive, with a high-dominance, charismatic leadership style.
Psychological assessment reveals Chris Christie’s personality is Dominant/controlling, supplemented by secondary Ambitious/confident and Dauntless/adventurous patterns and subsidiary Outgoing/congenial and Contentious/resolute features.
Ron DeSantis’s primary personality patterns are Dominant/controlling and Ambitious/confident, supplemented by secondary Retiring/reserved and Contentious/resolute patterns and subsidiary Conscientious/respectful features. The prominence of the Dominant, Ambitious, and Retiring patterns in DeSantis’s profile is indicative of a “high-dominance introvert” political personality type with an “expansionist” leadership orientation and, because of a distinct Conscientious tendency, an “incrementalist” personal political style in consummating his policy objectives.
Psychological assessment reveals Mike Pence’s personality is Conscientious/dutiful, Dominant/asserting, Ambitious/confident, and Accommodating/cooperative.
Summary: Psychological assessment reveals Donald Trump’s personality is Ambitious/exploitative (narcissistic), Dominant/controlling, and Outgoing/impulsive, with a high-dominance, charismatic leadership style.
A preliminary psychological analysis of U.S. vice president Mike Pence revealed that Pence’s primary personality pattern is Conscientious/dutiful, complemented by secondary Dominant/asserting, Ambitious/confident, and Accommodating/cooperative features and a minor Outgoing/congenial tendency. In summary, Pence’s personality composite can be characterized as a “conscientious deliberator.”
Summary: Donald Trump’s primary personality patterns are ambitious / exploitative (a measure of narcissism), and outgoing / impulsive (a measure of extraversion). Secondarily, Trump exhibits a dominant / controlling pattern, supplemented by dauntless / adventurous and contentious / resolute tendencies — a personality composite best labeled a “high-dominance charismatic.”
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