January 27, 2016 by philipbullitthughes
With the race for the presidency heating up, I’ve decided to take a guess at each person’s personality type. That said, I may be wrong, but am fairly confident in my assertions. Please, feel free to disagree. Let me know what you think their types could be in the comment section below!
Democratic Candidates (no particular order):
Bernie Sanders: INFP. Highly idealistic. A strong desire for things to be fair and equal. Likeable and inspirational despite being mildly socially awkward.
Hillary Clinton: ESTJ. Presents herself as dependable and detail-oriented. Touts her long record in government as being “hard-earned” and “not-enjoyed”; takes pride in that she is very experienced.
Martin O’Malley: ENFJ. Presents himself as the champion of the working man. Highly concerned for the environment; wants to use government to spread equality.
Republican Candidates (no particular order):
Ben Carson: INFJ. Quiet natured though very well spoken. Presents himself as a benevolent healer of a scarred nation.
Rand Paul: INTJ. Cerebral, hard-nosed, and logic-oriented. Seeks efficiency in speech and thinks through each topic in full detail. Wants to be seen as equal parts strategist and diplomat.
Donald Trump: ENTJ. Bombastic, goal-driven, tough-minded. Shows no reverence for convention. Presents himself as a strong, confident leader, unafraid to speak his mind no matter the consequences.
Ted Cruz: ESTJ. Thick-skinned, outgoing, and strong-willed. Wants people to do things the way they are supposed to be done. Presents himself as tough, respectable, and trustworthy.
Marco Rubio: ESTJ. Concrete, tradition-honoring, take-charge personality. Presents himself as a man who stands by his convictions, no matter the cost.
Jeb Bush: ISFP. Soft-spoken, gentlemanly, and refined. Not as eloquent of speech; relies more on actions. Often presents stout resume on accomplished goals.
Chris Christie: ESTP. Glib, persuasive, sharp-witted. Tactician able to use rhetorical devises to unify; often attempts to convince opponents they agree with him rather than directly opposing.
John Kasich: ESFJ. Warm-hearted, chatty, conventional. Wants to be seen as a unifier, the balance between both parties.