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Archive for the 'John Edwards' Category

Jun 4th, 2011

Summary: A psychological analysis of former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards reveals that his personality profile in key respects closely resembles that of Bill Clinton. The study, conducted in 2007-2008 and spring 2010 at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics, identified Edwards’ primary personality patterns as Ambitious/self-serving and Outgoing/gregarious — a personality composite known as the “amorous narcissist” — with secondary features of the Dauntless/adventurous and Accommodating/cooperative patterns.