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date: 05 December 2019

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This chapter discusses the tradition of personality profiling in leadership analysis: its origins, rationale, and methodology. It then presents three key political personality types: the narcissistic, the obsessive–compulsive, and the paranoid. Each type is illustrated with pertinent research and a historical example.

Keywords: personality profiles, leadership styles, psychobiography, psychoanalysis, narcissistic personality, obsessive–compulsive personality, paranoid personality

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