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Understanding Obama's Personality
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Posted on 08/17/2011 1:06:18 PM PDT by Psycholitics

Here is a very interesting and revealing article (exerpt) about Obama's personality and how it affects his presidency.

"Barack Obama is unique in American presidential history. By virtue of his biracial identity and international upbringing, Americans believed they were breaking the mold when they elected the first African American president in 2008. Yet, for all the distinctiveness of his life experiences, there is still something else that sets Obama apart in the hall of presidents - his innate, natural temperament.

According to personality psychologist David Keirsey, temperament is the part of our personality that we are born with. It is our default mode of perceiving and processing information, and it colors how we respond to, and grow through, the events of our lives. Keirsey theorizes that each of us falls into 1 of 4 basic temperament types: Artisan, Guardian, Rational, or Idealist. A person's type indicates that they have particular character traits, values, motivations, skills, and decision-making styles.

In his book, "Presidential Temperament," Keirsey examined the temperament types of forty U.S. Presidents and made a surprising discovery: in 220 years of elections, there had never been a president with an Idealist temperament. Despite the fact that Idealists comprise at least 10 percent of the population, no Idealist had ever occupied the White House -- until Obama.

The reason behind Obama's singularity in American history is a fascinating mystery, which can be solved by examining his life, his decisions, and his temperament."

Follow link for full version: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/8155339/understanding_obama_a_personality_perspective.html?cat=9

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TOPICS: Education; History; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: debt; obama; personality; presidency

1 posted on 08/17/2011 1:06:20 PM PDT by Psycholitics
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To: Psycholitics

He forgot the fifth personality type: ahole.


2 posted on 08/17/2011 1:13:56 PM PDT by oncebitten (Obama: "A Big Ole’ Hunk of Nothing on Two Thick Slices of Nada.”)
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To: Psycholitics

the flaw of idealist temperment is that they believe that their ideals is a justification for the violation of the natural rights of those that they dissapprove of.


3 posted on 08/17/2011 1:16:15 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Psycholitics
George Washington wasn't an Idealist? Abraham Lincoln wasn't an Idealist? Teddy Roosevelt wasn't and Idealist? Ronald Reagan wasn't an Idealist? Bullsh!t.
4 posted on 08/17/2011 1:16:45 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: oncebitten

hahahaha!


5 posted on 08/17/2011 1:16:45 PM PDT by MeganC (Are you better off than you were four years ago?)
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To: Psycholitics
According to an IRS Examiner:

With time on his hands Barry, a well spoken black man, was able to get elected to a state office, oddly because he looked for fraud in his opponents voter registrations and got his opponent disqualified from running. Barry a well versed liar was a natural in state politics. He used his political influence to get himself a position as a lecturer at Chicago's law school. Barry embellished this position as a "professor of law" which everyone knows is completely false. Barry was not a professor or even a specialist at anything but lying.

6 posted on 08/17/2011 1:17:26 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Psycholitics

Just more psychobabble to excuse the behavior of an indoctrinated marxist, bi-sexual, mulatto narcissist and serial liar and felon.

He’s in deep doo doo...


7 posted on 08/17/2011 1:19:09 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Psycholitics

I thought he got it in a car accident.


8 posted on 08/17/2011 1:19:29 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: oncebitten
"Understanding Obama's Personality"


Well, I saw "American Psycho" once . . .

. . . can't be too far off

9 posted on 08/17/2011 1:21:08 PM PDT by haywoodwebb (The "Manchurian Candidate" Will Fall!! - - You Betcha!)
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To: Psycholitics

They want us to believe that a man with no idea what he is doing is an idealist?


10 posted on 08/17/2011 1:22:56 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Psycholitics

I’d have thought Wilson would have been an idealist.


11 posted on 08/17/2011 1:24:44 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
Despite the fact that Idealists comprise at least 10 percent of the population, no Idealist had ever occupied the White House -- until Obama.

It depends on your definition. If Idealist means a dreamer or utopian, then Woody Wilson and Jimbo Carter would certainly fit that mold.

12 posted on 08/17/2011 1:27:10 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Psycholitics

“Despite the fact that Idealists comprise at least 10 percent of the population, no Idealist had ever occupied the White House — until Obama.”

An idealist propelled by a combination of affirmative action and Marxism. Great.


13 posted on 08/17/2011 1:28:09 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: Psycholitics

Beg to differ, but Obama is no idealist...he is a pathological narcissist. A Marxist who believes the world is to blame for his endless list of screw-ups.

14 posted on 08/17/2011 1:29:23 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: tsowellfan

you have a link for the rest of that?


15 posted on 08/17/2011 1:31:29 PM PDT by CharlieOK1 (m Ò_ó m)
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To: ransomnote
"They want us to believe that a man with no idea what he is doing is an idealist?"

He knows exactly what he is doing.

16 posted on 08/17/2011 1:32:06 PM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see fascism elected at home.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
He's not bisexual! Except for the wookiee, he's never even been associated with a woman romantically (and wookiee's don't count in romance).

He's strictly a gurrly mahn.

17 posted on 08/17/2011 1:34:00 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Psycholitics
Uniting rich and poor, black and white, East and West - all in the pursuit of personal identity fulfillment - is Mr. Obama's curriculum. We, the people, are his pupils.

This is where the guy lost me. ObaMao may have talked the part when he first ran for the presidency, but his governing style is based on division, not uniting.

Even some of the most gullible Americans who bought that shtick first time around won't be fooled again.

18 posted on 08/17/2011 1:36:09 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Psycholitics
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19 posted on 08/17/2011 1:37:10 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Psycholitics

Type? Sociopath kinda fits.


20 posted on 08/17/2011 1:39:16 PM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: Psycholitics

As I read the article, I would also place Woodrow Wilson, whom I detested long before Glenn Beck was on the radio as an idealist.


21 posted on 08/17/2011 1:39:46 PM PDT by texteacher
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To: Psycholitics

So I went to this guy’s web site and found Gov. Palin’s personality. She is a ‘rational’ and, more specifically, a field marshall:

http://www.keirsey.com/4temps/fieldmarshal.asp


22 posted on 08/17/2011 1:42:30 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

“I’d have thought Wilson would have been an idealist.”

I should have read all the comments before placing mine...I totally agree with you about Wilson being an idealist.


23 posted on 08/17/2011 1:42:32 PM PDT by texteacher
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To: Psycholitics

If you read the entire article, one fact comes through loud and clear: an idealist (like Obama) is unfit to be president.


24 posted on 08/17/2011 1:44:56 PM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: Psycholitics

ENFJ’s are mostly sociopaths. So this fits well as far as I am concerned.


25 posted on 08/17/2011 1:46:00 PM PDT by MarMema (chains we can believe in)
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To: ronnyquest

I kind of think it’s that:

“He knows exactly what his puppet master(s) are having him do to the United States.”

I think calling him an idealist is giving idealists a bad name. IMHO, he’s a sociopath. Sociopath does not equal idealist.


26 posted on 08/17/2011 1:48:54 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Always Independent

“I thought he got it in a car accident.”

No. THAT was how he was conceived.


27 posted on 08/17/2011 1:49:27 PM PDT by MestaMachine (If the truth hurts, prepare yourself for a LOT of pain.)
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To: Psycholitics

I just followed the link (what a concept!) and saw this sub title at the top of the page.

“Obama is a Teacher by Temperament”

Uh...no. Teacher’s enjoy explaining things to others and bringing out the best in others. No...just no.


28 posted on 08/17/2011 1:51:18 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: blasater1960

You nailed it. ENFJ’s are my least, least, least favorite type. I try to avoid them completely. They are manipulative,
sleazy, and selfish. And they think they know better than everyone else.


29 posted on 08/17/2011 1:52:20 PM PDT by MarMema (chains we can believe in)
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To: ransomnote

That’s right. There are lots of way cool idealist types, like mine. ENFJ’s really should be in their own category - car salesmen all the way.


30 posted on 08/17/2011 1:53:34 PM PDT by MarMema (chains we can believe in)
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To: CharlieOK1

I believe this is probably much closer to the rea Barack Obama as any other bio on him.

Remember, nobody in his past has come out and bragged they went to school with him, no other ex-girlfriends, no professors ever bragged he was their student, no hospital bragging that the President of the United States was born there, nobody from his past.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2704560/posts


31 posted on 08/17/2011 1:53:51 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: blasater1960
Type? Sociopath kinda fits.


32 posted on 08/17/2011 1:57:53 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: CharlieOK1

Link is:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/8155339/understanding_obama_a_personality_perspective.html?cat=9


33 posted on 08/17/2011 1:58:43 PM PDT by Psycholitics
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To: Psycholitics

“”they elected the first African American president “”

How many times does it need to be said - HE IS NOT AN AFRICAN AMERICAN? His first lie!


34 posted on 08/17/2011 2:40:42 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Brookhaven

Don’t bother reading the article. Just look at what is in front of your face.


35 posted on 08/17/2011 2:42:00 PM PDT by oldsicilian
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To: Psycholitics

Psycholitics
Since Aug 17, 2011

Welcome to FR!!


36 posted on 08/17/2011 5:59:42 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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