Tyrant Profile: Margaret Thatcher (the “Iron Lady”) (1925 – 2013)

Dec 10, 2016

“For some she is a heroine and for others a reactionary tyrant. She will go down in history for good and bad reasons.”


Tyrants (judging types) prefer judgment to perception when interacting with the world around them, which means they naturally prefer to make decisions rather than collect more data, and they enjoy closure. Tyrants like Margaret Thatcher are decisive, opinionated, and inflexible to change. They are orderly and organized and like routine. They are more judging than accepting of others.

Margaret Thatcher Tyrant Hippie
She had the smooth, cold surface of a porcelain figurine, but her decisiveness made her the most formidable woman in 20th-century politics, and England's most formidable woman since its greatest sovereign, Elizabeth I.' George Will – Newsday 2013 Decisive Inquisitive
You can argue about whether Margaret Thatcher was our greatest peacetime prime minister of the last century – my own view – or a partisan, narrow-minded shrew, which would seem to be the opinion of many Guardian readers. –Lord Powell, Private secretary to the prime minister, 1983-1990. The Guardian 2013 Opinionated Open-minded
She avidly cleansed and moisturised her skin daily. "From my teens. I've looked after my skin," Thatcher said of her beauty regime. "I never use soap and water on it, although I come from a very soap-and-water minded family. However late and however tired I use cleanser to get the make-up off, and then a good moisturiser." Telegraph 2013 Like Routine Dislike Routine
With Mrs. Thatcher, what you see is what you get…. She is one of those rare people who appear exactly as they are described and as one expects them to be. She is a conviction politician, as she says, and one who is highly intelligent and articulate but also verbose, dogmatic, and inflexible, mistaking much that is gray for black and white. New Yorker 2011 Inflexible to Change Adaptable to Change
I think she was the most practical, efficient and organised person I have known. I once read that she was described as "fanatically tidy" while I was "fanatically messy". I couldn't argue. –Daughter Carol Thatcher The Guardian 2013 Orderly and Organized Spontaneous and Playful
To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects. – Margaret Thatcher Judging Accepting

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