Sunday, October 01, 2006

Political Personality of George W. Bush -- Abstract

The link above takes you to a great website. It breaks down the political personality of several public figures and leaders.

I think the description of Bush as favouring personal relationships in his governement offers an explanation of how Rove, Cheney, Rumfeild and Wolfowitz can manage to have such major effects on political decisions during Bush's terms. I think this may be another form of group dynamic which ties into Mister anchovy's post about torture, in Syria, and the R.C.M.P. and the movie Human Behaviour Experiments.

"George W. Bush's major personality strengths with reference to his
presidential campaign are the important political skills of charisma and interpersonality,
which will enable him to connect with people and retain a following and his
self-confidence in the face of adversity. His major personality-based limitations
pertaining to presidential performance include a propensity to display a superficial grasp
of complex issues, to be easily bored by routine, to act impulsively, and to favor
personal connections, friendship, and loyalty over competence in his staffing decisions
and appointments %u2013 all of which could render a Bush administration relatively
vulnerable to errors of judgment or ethical misconduct."

Interesting personality assessments of Hilary Clinton, Ralph Nader, bin Laden, Pat Buchanan.


Gardenia said...

Bush and Cheney have personalities? Next conclusion would be: so do rattlesnakes. And the Snake Lips County Commissioner I have to deal with.

Birds of a feather flock together.

Candy Minx said...

Heh heh, good one Diana!