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Summary: Preview of how President-elect Joe Biden will govern if inaugurated as president of the United States.

Summary: The atypical political environment in which the 2020 U.S. presidential election is being conducted (e.g., global pandemic, mail-in ballots) violates the assumptions of the Personal Electability Index (PEI), meaning that it cannot reliably project the winner of the presidential election.

Summary: Psychological analysis of U.S. vice president Mike Pence indicates that Vice President Pence’s primary personality pattern is Conscientious/dutiful, complemented by secondary Dominant/asserting, Ambitious/confident, and Accommodating/cooperative features and a minor Outgoing/congenial tendency. In summary, Pence’s personality composite can be characterized as a “conscientious deliberator.”

Summary: Sen. Kamala Harris’s primary personality patterns are Dominant/asserting, complemented by secondary Ambitious/confident and Outgoing/congenial patterns.

Summary: Personality analysis reveals Joe Biden is Outgoing/ gregarious, complemented by a secondary Accommodating/cooperative pattern and subsidiary Ambitious/confident features.

Summary: The Personal Electability Index (PEI) rates Joe Biden as more competitive than Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary and in a general election matchup against Donald Trump.

Summary: Aubrey Immelman, Ph.D., director of the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics, projects Donald Trump will win the 2020 U.S. presidential election, employing the Personal Electability Index (PEI), which has accurately predicted the outcome of every presidential election since 1996 before Super Tuesday.

Summary: Former vice president Joe Biden is an early front-runner for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. A psychological analysis of Joe Biden revealed that his primary personality patterns are Outgoing/congenial and Accommodating/cooperative, complemented by secondary Ambitious/confident and Dominant/asserting features. In summary, Biden may be characterized as a conciliatory extravert.

Summary: Psychological analysis of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani reveals that his primary personality pattern is Dominant/aggressive, with secondary features of the Conscientious/dutiful and Ambitious/confident patterns. The combination of highly dominant and conscientious patterns in Giuliani’s profile suggests an “aggressive enforcer” personality composite.