December 20, 2011

Kim Jong-Il: Psychoanalysis of a Dictator

Jason Goldman, Scientific American

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As long as there have been political dictators, psychologists have been fascinated with them. While many psychologists try to understand what happens in normal, rational people that leads them to follow such clearly dangerous leaders, some psychologists have been more interested in characterizing the personality profiles of dictators themselves. After all, who hasn’t attempted an armchair psychiatric diagnosis of a famous personality?

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TAGGED: Dictators, Psychological Profile, Kim Jong-il