Which MBTI type are all the American Presidents?

Barack Obama- a visionary, he has definitely showed his intuition, including his Ni when he managed to win over votes by making a move that had never been done before- he moved his ad campaigns to the internet. This was what gave him a huge advantage and what allowed him to become elected back in 2008, among other things.

George Bush- a doer- he wanted to ensure safety, but did not often think of the consequences. ESTP would be a good way of describing him, in many ways the opposite of Obama- he did not think about the consequences of the way the Iraq attack occurred.

MBTI Truths has provided a long list of all the American Presidents:
Washington – ISTJ
J. Adams – ENTJ
Jefferson – INFJ
Madison – INTP
Monroe – ESTJ
J.Q. Adams – INTJ
Jackson – ESTP
Van Buren – ESTP
W.H. Harrison – ESTJ
Tyler – ISTJ
Polk – ISTJ
Taylor – ESFP
Fillmore – ESFJ
Pierce – ESFP
Buchanan – ISFJ
Lincoln – INTP
A. Johnson – ISTJ
Grant – INTJ
Hayes – ESTJ
Garfield – ESFP
Arthur – ESFP
Cleveland – ESTJ
B. Harrison – ISTJ
McKinley – ESFJ
T. Roosevelt – ESTP
Taft – ISFJ
Wilson – INTJ
Harding – ESFP
Coolidge – ISTJ
Hoover – INTJ
F.D. Roosevelt – ESTP
Truman – ISTJ
Eisenhower – INTJ
Kennedy – ESTP
L.B. Johnson – ESTP
Nixon – INTJ
Ford – ESFJ
Carter – ISFJ
Reagan – ESFP
G.H.W. Bush – ISFJ
Clinton – ESFP
G.W. Bush – ESTP
Obama – INFJ

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Hello, my name is Tim! I am an INFJ interested in psychology currently residing in Australia. My aim is to provide you with information on MBTI and how it can be related to real life situations. Enjoy :)
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22 Responses to Which MBTI type are all the American Presidents?

  1. sisnsvazaiasnvnanszaznzviaizisvnviv inszavnasavsizvni says:

    I think Bush is an INFP. He tended to detach himself while making a decision, he went by his gut feeling, he wanted to project calm above all, and he did not rush to make decisions.

  2. Maheen says:

    Woww just found your blog, and it’s awesome!!!! Obama’s an INFJ, how awesome, so am I.

  3. Christian says:

    Obama is most likely ENFP, maybe ENTP. He’s a people person, natural entertainer and totally a perceiver.

    • tatl33 says:

      You could be right! I’ve heard a range from ESTP to INFJ. Do you think he’s a perceiver because he’s a natural entertainer?

    • Charity says:

      This. Obama has an overall vision but not the Ti-analytical side to fully think it through and figure out all the potential flaws. Ni-Ti does that, but how badly some of his ideas are flopping indicates he implemented a larger vision (Ne) using Te. He loves attention, and throws tantrums if he doesn’t get his way (Fi). ENFP.

      • tatl33 says:

        That’s a good point, I can see the ENFP. Plus, INFJ’s/ENFP’s are very similar in appearance with their dominant creativity/secondary feeling so I can see how he could be an ENFP

  4. Chris says:

    The big problem with trying to assume an MBTI type from historical or even current public contexts is that MBTI is supposed to be a measure of inborn preference, not necessarily the way a person acts in their public office, or that history records. For that matter even a spouse could not easily type a person without knowing their inmost thoughts, if they are choose to express in a manner other than their actual preference.

    • tatl33 says:

      That’s a really good point. We can’t type somebody because of one memorable action they made that they are well know, or the persona they put on during public events. It is important to analyze based on their normal, common personality, which I tried my best to do, as hard as it is to get 100 percent accurate.

  5. Benjamin says:

    sisns… I hope that’s a joke. Bush couldn’t be further from an INFP.

  6. It’s just stupid for you to think of Obama as an INFJ. He definitely can’t be, he’s no an introvert. I highly doubt he’s a feeler. I guess its possible for him to be an intuitive though and a judger.
    Anyhow, Jefferson is an INFJ. I have sources to back it up.

    • tatl33 says:

      So do you think he is an ENTJ? I definitely can see that possibility as well!
      Thanks for the information. I shall change Jefferson’s immediately! 🙂

  7. G says:

    Nixon was definitely not an INTJ. He made extremely biased uninformed decisions, and was one of the most illogical people. Same with Hoover. They could be IN’s, but they are definitely not that.

    • sleekoduck says:

      Have you ever heard of the Pink Lady campaign? Nixon was a child prodigy and that campaign was so far ahead of its time, the methods are still used today in heavy-handed smear campaigns in right-wing politics, 65 years later. Nixon and Kaiser designed today’s managed care health insurance systems 45 years ago. Richard Nixon was a visionary who was about as far away from a sentimental, bean-counting ISTJ as they come. He was a classic INTJ villain on the level of Machiavelli, Palpatine and the Lannister patriarch.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Obama is an ENTP

  9. M M says:

    How could Lincoln have been an INTP when he was such a great story teller and was so (quietly) shrewd about people and knew just what to say to them. He had to have been an F. I also think he might have been an E. INFJs are the ones that look like extroverts though they are introverts. He used to open up the White House to crowds of people, something an INTP would never do. What do you think?

  10. sleekoduck says:

    I agree with almost all of them. Good catch on Nixon and Hoover – most people rate them as ISTJ, but Hoover’s New Deal policies and Nixon’s early campaigns were far too visionary for the unimaginative ISTJ personality type.

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