By Melissa Burnham
Donald’s Trumps personality is probably one of the most potent parts of his precedency so far, and it’s impossible to avoid hearing at least something about his personality. A Popular Atlantic article described him as having “Narcissism, disagreeableness, grandiosity,”. It’s easy to see how his personality matches up, but what about your personality?
C. G. Jungs developed a theory of personality types based on 4 letters. Each letter is the label of defining personality preference. For example the first letter commonly distinguishes between an Extroverted personality type, or an Introverted personality. Extroverted people are characterized as gaining energy from social interaction or getting enjoyment from meeting new people.
Donald Trump has been categorized as ESTP. He’s an extrovert, and sensing. A sensing person is more in tuned with what they can see and hear, they rarely read too much into things and rely more on experience instead of intuition. The T stands for Thinking, Donald Trump is more likely to analyze pros and cons and does not act on emotion. Finally, the P is for perceiving, this means he is able to adapt to circumstances and is quite flexible.
16 Personalities has dubbed this personality type as “The Entrepreneur.” This personality type is shared by people like Ernest Hemingway and Madonna. Some of the descriptions on the website are eerily familiar, “Entrepreneur personalities love to be the center of attention,” and “Theory, abstract concepts and plodding discussions about global issues and their implications don’t keep Entrepreneurs interested for long,” these characteristics seem pretty accurate.
But are there things that don’t necessarily seem to match up? The thinking personality trait proposes that Trump is not emotional when making decisions. But how have his tweets lined up with? The most recent late night raging tweets about the Russia investigation cement the view that he has the emotional intelligence of a 2 year old.
You can take the test for yourself, and decide how accurate it is on 16personalities.com. Obviously people aren’t just one thing, and most people aren’t just extroverted or just introverted, but it’s interesting sometimes to see which one you are more of.