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Summary: A psychological analysis (conducted summer 2015) of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker — 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 Walker’s predominant personality pattern is Conscientious/dutiful and Dominant/controlling, with secondary Ambitious/confident features — a personality composite best characterized as a “conscientious enforcer.”

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.