Analyzing Candidates’ Psychology

Does it take an extraordinary personality to run for president?

In its November/December 2015 issue, Politico asks several prominent psychologists about the kinds of personalities drawn to and rewarded by campaigning for president. Numerous respondents identify “grandiose narcissism,” a trait that seems to have steadily increased among candidates since America’s first elections. Is overconfidence a precondition to running for office?

“Diagnosing the Urge to Run for Office”