Has anybody written or done psychological profile of famous leaders , past or present, dead or alive , indepth or superficial? ?
August 3, 2006 1:25 PM Subscribe
Has anybody written or done psychological profile of famous leaders , past or present, dead or alive , indepth or superficial ?
posted by studentguru to Education (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
For example ---- and this is a bad example because the subject , George W Bush, is an open book and very predictable and not a complex human being at all ----- I know of the following book:
"Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President" by Justin A Frank ----- a book on George W Bush
In particular I am interested in very complex AND famous leaders such as George Washington, whom despite his very serious shortcomings became a popular American President . Looks to me his success was due to him being at the right place at the right time rather than anything else.
George Washington is a great example because:
He coveted his neighbor's wife.
He seemed to marry for money.
He was more concerned with form rather than substance; in keeping up with the Joneses ; in seeking ranks and titles and status, starting with seeking a commission in the British army.
He was insecure, always wondering if there was a better man out there who can do his job.
He lacked integrity and honesty in amassing land and wealth, at the expense of the soldiers who served under him.
A loser , in short. Not somebody I would want my daugther to marry.
So do you know of any psychological profile of any complex and famous leader, including George Washington ?
Thank you very much.