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Summary: A psychological analysis of Florida senator Marco Rubio — a contender for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election — by Joe Trenzeluk and Aubrey Immelman, Ph.D., at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics, revealed that Rubio’s primary personality pattern is Ambitious / confident and Outgoing / congenial, with secondary Conscientious / respectful and Accommodating / cooperative features. In summary, Rubio’s personality composite can be characterized as an “ambitious and charming, cautious pleaser.”

Summary: The large number of declared and prospective Republican presidential candidates in the 2016 election cycle poses a challenge for the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics, which aims to release psychological profiles of all debate participants prior to the first GOP debate, presented by Fox News in collaboration with Facebook Aug. 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.