Democratic Presidential Candidates - 2020

These images, and the stories that accompany them, are from the book Visualizing Politicians' Personalities, 2019 Incumbents and Candidates, now availble on amazon.com.

To see a little bit about how Joe and Kamala might function as a team, and the scores I came up with for them on the Big Five OCEAN personality factors, click on the SEE THE STORY button.

Joe and Kamala: The Team

These images are very colorful, showing that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have very moderate preferences, and hence very similar personalities, despite their differing superficial qualities. If they want to function well as a team, they should recruit people with a variety of stronger preferences.

Ideally they would have a psychologically diverse group advisors who can give them a full range of options. This will allow them to pick and choose the ones that are best for the country at any given time.

Big Five OCEAN Results

Following are how — based on my informed opinion — Joe and Kamala would score on Lewis Goldberg's 300-item open source questionnaire. These items can be found at the International Personality Item Pool.

Joe Biden
FactorPercentageInterpretation
Openness66%High
Conscientiousness70%High
Extraversion67%High
Agreeableness63%A Little High
Neuroticism30%Low
Kamala Harris
FactorPercentageInterpretation
Openness67%High
Conscientiousness73%High
Extraversion67%High
Agreeableness58%A Little High
Neuroticism28%Low

Because I am still learning about this Five Factor Model of personality, I am unable to offer much more in the way of interpretation of these results at this time.

Joe Biden

47th Vice President of the US, Jan. 20, 2009 to Jan. 20, 2017

Joe Biden's spiritual portrait shows he is extremely outgoing, sociable, and loquacious, but well-balanced and adaptable in other respects. Click on the image to learn more! .... [More] [Less]

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Kamala Harris

US Senator from California, Jan. 3, 2017 to present

Kamala Harris' spiritual portrait shows she is a bit more idealistic and decisive than Joe, but like him also very balanced and adaptable. Click on the image to learn more! .... [More] [Less]

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