I have a favorite joke about politicians.
A bus of politicians crash into tree in the country. The local farmer goes out to see the crash. He comes back; his friend asks him whether there were any alive? The farmer replied: “Well, a couple of them said so, but you know politicians, they always lie.”
The season of religion politics (left or right) is somewhat over. Obama won, and the Republicans are in the wilderness. So now the question is: what is Barack Obama’s character type? We will have least four years to watch what he does.
My colleagues and I have convinced ourselves that Barack Obama is a Mastermind Rational
. My guess is based on my impression while reading his book, Audacity of Hope
, and listening to Dreams of My Father
, Obama autobiographical CD, and observing him for the past two years as a politician.
Political behavior is not
the best kind of human action to figure out what kind of Temperament and Character a particular person is. Politics is very much like acting, it does not pay to be sincere, honest, or tell it like it is. But the more we observe the individual, the more his Temperament might shine through, if one looks (without too much of the observer's bias).
Just recently I have a wondered whether I was correct in Obama being a Mastermind Rational. Some people say: Idealist. Some people say: Artisan.
I still think Obama is a Rational, but maybe he is like his hero, Abraham Lincoln: an Inventor Rational