Andrew Jackson

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The Green in this spiritual portrait represents Jackson's dominant trait, his objectivity. In Extraverts, the dominant trait is directed outwardly, and spiritual portraits use a long vertical line to represent this, because it is the side of their personality that is most evident. He demonstrated this trait in his leadership ability and complete intolerance of insubordination in his ranks.

The Yellow in this spiritual portrait represents Jackson's auxiliary trait, his realism. In Extraverts, the auxiliary trait is directed inwardly, and spiritual portraits use a horizontal line to represent this.

7th President of the USA — Mar. 4, 1829 to Mar. 4, 1837

Andrew Jackson was born on March 14, 1767. Both of his parents had only recently immigrated to America from ....

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Andrew Jackson:
The Story

Andrew Jackson was born on March 14, 1767. Both of his parents had only recently immigrated to America from Ireland, bringing with them his two older brothers, Hugh (born in 1763) and Robert (born in 1764).

Orphan at Fourteen

Andrew never met his father, who died in an accident less than a month before he was born. He then lost his oldest brother Hugh to heatstroke after a battle in the Revolutionary War in June of 1779.

Still in their teens, Andrew and Robert began serving as a couriers during the Revolutionary War in 1780. In 1781 the British captured the two, and during their imprisonment Andrew famously refused to clean a general's boots.

Andrew's mother was able to get him and Robert released, but she and his brother died of illnesses in 1981. At 14 years old, Andrew had lost all of his immediate family, and he blamed the British for it.

Old Hickory

These early experiences made Andrew Jackson tough, decisive, and loyal to the American dream of liberty and government of the people.

As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience, and of the press, it will be worth defending.

In the War of 1812 — specifically the Creek War — this toughness led his men to call him Old Hickory. His courage in the Battle of New Orleans made him a national hero. These experiences also made him a realist:

But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.

Jackson could be incredibly cruel, as when he signed the Indian Removal Act. He could also be very warm, as the following quote reveals:

Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.

Extreme Decisiveness

Andrew Jackson's all-or-nothing decisiveness is plainly visible in the large amounts of Green and Red in his spiritual portrait, and the Yellow represents is realism.


The personality profile for this image is based on the video Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil and the Presidency, which is available on youtube.