Personality, Character, and Leadership in the White House: Psychologists Assess the Presidents

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Potomac Books, Inc., 2004 - History - 385 pages
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Personality, Character, and Leadership in the White House is the first book-length work to present truly scientific personality evaluations of the American presidents. This benchmark work dramatically improves the state-of-the-art in classifying presidents and predicting performance in the White House. Dr. Steven Rubenzer and Dr. Thomas Faschingbauer asked 120 experts, including biographers, historians, presidential advisers, and other knowledgeable sources, to rate the presidents by filling out a standardized personality test. For each president that fell within their area of expertise, the evaluators completed a 592-item questionnaire regarding personality, intelligence, and behavior. The results led the authors to contend there are eight distinct presidential personality types: Dominators, Introverts, Good Guys, Innocents, Actors, Maintainers, Philosophes, and Extroverts. They examine how the presidents' personalities affected their job performance and list their scores on the major dimensions of personality. Rubenzer and Faschingbauer provide revealing insights about every American president and profile twenty-one of them in detail, including all post-World War

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