Puppy Profile: President George W. Bush

Apr 22, 2017

“One of my proudest moments is I didn’t sell my soul for the sake of popularity.” Tweet from President George W. Bush


At the 2005 White House Correspondents’ dinner, the former first lady Laura Bush said, “George and I are complete opposites.  I’m quiet, he’s talkative. I’m introverted, he’s extroverted. I can pronounce nuclear… I was a librarian who spent 12 hours a day in the library. yet, somehow, I met George.” Puppies (extroverted types) are outwardly focused, activity-oriented, and guided by external conditions. They enjoy groups, must live it to understand it, and prefer to act before thinking. Let’s look closer at what makes the 43rd President of the United States a puppy.

President Bush Puppy Turtle
He has little use for looking within himself and only lately has done much looking backHuffington Post 2009 Outwardly Focused Inwardly Focused
He was always at the center of things–noisy, loud, and irrepressible. He was the head football cheerleader his senior year [in high school] and a member of the class rock-and-roll band. Gregarious George loved people and quickly learned their names. He sought them out and gave them nicknames. George W. Bush: Evaluating the President at Midterm 2004 Enjoy Groups Enjoy Solitude
He was an average student and would later remind C students at Yale that they too could become president. People, not books, were his teachers.  George W. Bush: Evaluating the President at Midterm 2004 Must Live It To Understand It Must Understand It to Live It
He makes time for a workout at least six days a week, wherever he is. And he goes at it hard, especially on his mountain bike on the weekends, when he pushes Secret Service agents to keep up with him. He is competitive and likes to stay in commandHuffington Post 2009 Activity-Oriented Idea-Oriented
You work three jobs? … Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that. —President George W. Bush, to a divorced mother of threeBushism Audio Gallery Act Before Thinking Think Before Acting
His self-esteem depends on affirmation from others. His election as president was a milestone in his lifetime quest to please his parents. George W. Bush: Evaluating the President at Midterm 2004 Guided by External Conditions Guided by Internal Values

Our personality quiz and educational materials are based on Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types and the research of Isabel Myers (creator of the Myers-Briggs), David Keirsey, and Paul and Barbara Tieger, and others.

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