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The Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics has released political-psychological assessments of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Executive Summary: Hillary Clinton

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Full text (34 pages)
The Political Personality of 2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton (Working paper, Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics, St. John’s University/College of St. Benedict, October 2016)

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Executive Summary: Donald J. Trump

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Full text (31 pages)
The Political Personality of 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump (Working paper, Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics, St. John’s University/College of St. Benedict, October 2016)

 


 

Comparison of Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s Profiles
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1A — Dominant: Asserting–Controlling–Aggressive (Sadistic)
1B — Dauntless: Adventurous–Dissenting–Aggrandizing (Antisocial)
02 — Ambitious: Confident–Self-serving–Exploitative (Narcissistic)
03 — Outgoing: Congenial–Gregarious–Impulsive (Histrionic)
04 — Accommodating: Cooperative–Agreeable–Submissive (Dependent)
5A — Aggrieved: Unpresuming–Self-denying–Self-defeating (Masochistic)
5B — Contentious: Resolute–Oppositional–Negativistic (Passive-aggressive)
06 — Conscientious: Respectful–Dutiful–Compulsive (Obsessive)
07 — Reticent: Circumspect–Inhibited–Withdrawn (Avoidant)
08 — Retiring: Reserved–Aloof–Solitary (Schizoid)
09 — Distrusting: Suspicious–Paranoid (Paranoid)
10 — Erratic: Unstable–Borderline (Borderline)

 


 

Contemporaneous study

Clinton’s and Trump’s Personality Profiles, According to Psychologists


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By Christian Jarrett

Research Digest
November 8, 2016

Excerpt

For a paper published online at Personality and Individual Differences … 10 experts in the HEXACO method of measuring personality (7 men, 3 women, all avid followers of the election) completed a 100-item profile of each candidate. Distilling the findings, Beth Visser and her colleagues conclude that voters effectively have a choice between a bold and narcissistic, antisocial leader willing to make dramatic changes, and a Machiavellian but highly conscientious leader with a steady hand – Trump or Clinton. …

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Related reports on this site

Behind the Clinton E-mails: The Psychological Profile of Hillary Rodham Clinton (March 11, 2015)

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The Personality Profile of 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump (Aug. 9, 2015)

Trump poster (July 2015)
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Projecting the Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election: The Personal Electability Index (Feb. 29, 2016)

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Donald Trump’s Temperament: Trump’s Fitness to be President
(Oct. 5, 2016)

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5 Responses to “Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics Releases Psychological Assessments of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump”
  1. Aubrey Immelman Says:

    Cross-posted from “Clinton leads by five points nationally as Trump personality concerns persist, Post-ABC Tracking Poll finds” (Emily Guskin and Scott Clement, The Fix, Washington Post, Nov. 6, 2016) at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/11/06/clinton-leads-by-five-points-nationally-with-large-advantages-on-temperament-and-qualifications-post-abc-tracking-poll-finds/

    From the article: “By 58 percent to 32 percent, more voters prefer Clinton’s personality and temperament …”

    The Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics has released psychological profiles of Hillary Clinton (34 pages) and Donald Trump (31 pages) » http://personality-politics.org/2016-election-media-tipsheet

    1. “The Political Personality of 2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton” (PDF, 34 pp.) » http://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1104&context=psychology_pubs

    2. “The Political Personality of 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump” (PDF, 31 pp.) » http://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1105&context=psychology_pubs

  2. The Immelman Turn » Blog Archive » Projecting the Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election: The Personal Electability Index Says:

    [...] Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics Releases Psychological Assessments of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (Nov. 4, 2016) [...]

  3. Aubrey Immelman Says:

    Cross-posted from “No one has a clue what kind of president Donald Trump will be” (Dan Balz, Washington Post, Nov. 12, 2016) at https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/no-one-has-a-clue-what-kind-of-president-donald-trump-will-be/2016/11/12/5c05b192-a8e7-11e6-8fc0-7be8f848c492_story.html

    From the article: “One big question ahead is which Donald Trump will emerge after Inauguration Day. Will it be the bombastic Trump of the campaign, the one who insulted his rivals and offended one group of people after another? Or will it be the more temperate, subdued and inclusive-sounding Trump who has been on display since the electoral college vote turned stunningly and decisively in his favor early Wednesday morning? … No one has a clue as to how he envisions the role of president — how he will address the American people, how he will interact with members of Congress, how he will deal with allies and adversaries.”

    The Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics has released a psychological profile of Donald Trump that addresses some of the issues raised in the article » http://personality-politics.org/2016-election-media-tipsheet

    “The Political Personality of 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump” (31 pp.) » http://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/psychology_pubs/103/

    Download the full text (PDF) at the link above and scroll down to “Leadership Implications” on pages 26-28 of the report.

  4. Aubrey Immelman Says:

    Cross-posted from “Cracks, and not the ceiling kind, were evident on Clinton’s last day on the trail” (Anne Gearan, Washington Post, Nov. 12, 2016) at https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/cracks-were-already-showing-on-clintons-last-day-on-the-trail/2016/11/12/0a5518ba-a84c-11e6-ba59-a7d93165c6d4_story.html

    From the article: “Much of the contest had been about the character of both Clinton and her opponent. Clinton’s attacks on Trump as unfit for the presidency …”

    Unfit for president? The temperament of Donald J. Trump » http://www.immelman.us/news/donald-trumps-temperament-trumps-fitness-to-be-president/

    Detailed analysis of the character of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump » http://www.immelman.us/news/unit-for-the-study-of-personality-in-politics-releases-psychological-assessments-of-hillary-clinton-and-donald-trump/

  5. The Immelman Turn » Blog Archive » Presidential Electability Index Predicted Donald Trump Win Says:

    […] Trump and Clinton scored equally high on narcissism, while Clinton scored slightly higher on dominance than Trump, Immelman said. […]

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