Tagged: George W. Bush

George W. Bush addresses the nation subsequent to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Theories on personality pan out

Editor’s note: In the past year, Times columnist Aubrey Immelman has argued that presidential candidates’ personality profiles serve as useful predictors of their performance in...

President George W. Bush address to the nation and joint session of Congress, Sept. 20 (Eric Draper, public domain)

George W. Bush

A psychological analysis of U.S. president George W. Bush revealed that Bush’s primary personality patterns are Outgoing/gregarious and Dominant/controlling, complemented by secondary Dauntless/adventurous features and minor Ambitious/confident and Accommodating/cooperative tendencies. In summary, Bush’s personality composite can be characterized as a “high-dominance extravert.”

Republican 2016 presidential candidates, businessman Donald Trump (L) and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, take their places at their podiums before the start of the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015.

Why Donald Trump Beats Jeb Bush: The Personal Electability Index

Summary: Research conducted at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics under the direction of Aubrey Immelman, Ph.D., offers a political-psychological explanation for Donald Trump’s personal appeal as a candidate and Jeb Bush’s inability to consolidate his erstwhile front-runner status in the 2016 U.S. presidential election Republican primary. The Personal Electability Index has accurately predicted the outcome of every presidential election since 1996.