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Presidential Profiles

Jun 28, 2018 10:50PM ● By Herb Pearce

The U.S. Presidents had distinct personalities and made decisions based on their personality type. In Presidential Profiles: Washington to Trump – Enneagram and Myers-Briggs Perspectives, read revealing stories of the personal lives, loves and losses, triumphs and failures of each of the 44 Presidents from birth to death.

Some dreamed of being President from childhood, and others were pressured into it by wives or politicians. Hear the historical backdrop of each President’s time period in American history and how the Presidents represent the American character. Hear what actually occurred rather than the typical idealized textbook portrayal.

Each President is typed in the two systems of the nine enneagram personality types and the 16 types of the Myers-Briggs.

U.S. Presidents by Enneagram Personality Type

Type 1 Perfectionist/Reformer Presidents

They tended to be honest and worked hard to do what was right. They didn’t want to compromise their principles. They include John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John Tyler, James Polk, Andrew Johnson, Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge, Harry S. Truman and Dwight Eisenhower.

Type 2 Helper/Pleaser Presidents

They tended to help and flatter you to their side but not reveal their own cards. They are Martin Van Buren and William McKinley.

Type 3 Achiever Presidents

Action oriented, but sometimes deceptive, they wanted to be admired for their accomplishments. These are George Washington, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.

Type 4 Depth Seeker Presidents

Lincoln was melancholy, obsessed with death, pain and loss. Only Abraham Lincoln was this type.

Type 5 Observer/Th inker Presidents

They tended to be rational, brilliant and deep thinkers and wanted a comprehensive intellectual understanding of their fields of expertise. These were Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Ulysses S. Grant and Herbert Hoover.

Type 6 Questioner Presidents

They tended to be anxious and concerned about dangers and enemies and how to create loyalties and alliances. Presidents included are James Buchanan, Warren Harding, Richard M. Nixon, George Herbert Walker Bush and George W. Bush.

Type 7 Optimist Presidents

They were positive despite the odds. Even in pain they focused on the bright side. These were Franklin Pierce, James Garfield, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy.

Type 8 Boss Presidents

They were and are in charge and tended to boldly make choices. These presidents are Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor, Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Teddy Roosevelt, Lyndon Baines Johnson and Donald Trump.

Type 9 Peacemaker Presidents

They tried to get along with everyone and tended to avoid conflict. They include Millard Fillmore, William Howard Taft , Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama.

Herb Pearce is the author of Presidential Profiles: Washington to Trump – Enneagram and Myers-Briggs Perspectives which can be found on