We love him, we abhor him. We think he’s a narcissist, but who really knows. The polls validate our blissful attraction to drama.

Instead of talking about it, why not evaluate all politicians against the research that gives us an idea of what it takes to be a successful leader in any organization. Conflict and personality experts, Bill Eddy and Donald Saposnek, who happen to have written a book called Splitting America (High Conflict Institute Press, 2012) on the subject of high-conflict personalities in politics, have developed a scorecard to give us a logical way to evaluate political candidates.

Give it a try. Use it to evaluate all candidates—not just Trump. Click on the image to enlarge and print it.


Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., and Donald Saposnek, PhD are concept and practical leaders in conflict resolution, divorce, child temperament, and high-conflict personalities. They co-authored Splitting America: How Politicians, Super Pacs, and the News Media Mirror High-Conflict Divorce (High Conflict Institute Press).

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