More on Obama and Romney’s personalities

As a quick follow-up to my previous post, here are some personality profiles on both President Obama and Governor Romney that were published by Audrey Immelman, a political psychologist, during the 2008 election season. It’s uncanny how true-to-form Obama has been since taking office:

Obama (a “confident conciliator”):

http://www1.csbsju.edu/uspp/Obama/Obama_Personality-Profile_2007.html

http://www.immelman.us/news/barack-obamas-leadership-style/ (this is especially interesting)

Romney (“dutiful and dominant”):

http://www1.csbsju.edu/uspp/Romney/Romney_Lundstrum_1-11-2008.html

http://www.immelman.us/news/mitt-romney-personality-profile/

I don’t think that a candidate’s personality is overly predictive of electoral success, but I do think that personality is extremely important to predicting or understanding governing style and overall effectiveness once elected. Thus, taking a candidate’s personality into consideration is important.

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One response to “More on Obama and Romney’s personalities

  1. Pingback: Immelman for Congress » Blog Archive » Barack Obama’s Leadership Style

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