This brief research report presents the results of an indirect assessment of the personality of John Edwards, a contender for the Democratic Party nomination in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, conducted in 2007–2008 and 2010. Edwards’s primary personality patterns were found to be Ambitious/self-serving and Outgoing/gregarious — a personality composite Theodore Millon has labeled the “amorous narcissist” — with secondary features of the Dauntless/adventurous and Accommodating/cooperative patterns.
Copyright © 2011 by Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics / Aubrey Immelman
Immelman, A. (2011, June). The political personality of 2008 Democratic presidential contender John Edwards (Research report). Collegeville and St. Joseph, MN: St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict, Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics. Retrieved from Digital Commons website: http://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/psychology_pubs/116/