I'm not feeling Obama as ENTJ. He has this diffidence about him in some ways that doesn't jive with ENTJ. I associate ENTJs with a lot of centralized, intense energy, and I don't get that from him.
I mean, it's hard to argue with a "he appears something else but he's ENTJ underneath it all" argument, and I'm admittedly relying on a lot of pure intuition, but I think that if he's an ENTJ, he's a very atypical one.
Well I would have to say the only one of his preferences which is questionalbe, just because of how he presents himself, is the T. But he seems more T than F to me, even though his chief concern seems to be bettering humanity.
Okay, there seems to be this weird thing concerning Grant.
Whenever I see typings of General Grant, he's an INTJ, however whenever I see typings of President Grant, he's and ISFP.
Did he get hit on the head really hard between the two careers? Because that's kind of a drastic change.
I could be wrong, but I believe the issue is that after presidents become presidents they get slammed in the face by the semi truck of American public scrutiny and judgment. As a result, they have to tone down their eccentricities and personality issues so that their political image is seen as well balanced.
Obama's such a J it's not even funny. He knows exactly what he wants people to feel, especially concerning himself. He comes off like the most typical NJ parent of all time with the defined bubble he puts his daughters under. Not that that has to be a bad thing when you're a president. But ENTPs and ENFPs are some of the funniest people out there and Obama has a very calculated, appropriate sense of humor.
We rule out INTP because INTPs have an inferior Fe, which was not the case with Jefferson. His Fe was strong. He cared about being polite and keeping the peace. He was also jealous of Hamilton's charisma.
One of his famous quotes, “Be polite to all, but intimate with few.”