His image seems enfj to me... But him... Im not sure.. Maybe entp?? Idk I don't think I'll find any interviews that won't be tainted with "image"
Yeah, I actually met him once and there was a cold distance and he was definitely an introverted thinker, there was this aloof presence about him when all the cameras were off. It was during a military event. Also, when he shook my hand and others he was trying to hurry up and leave, President Bush on the other was more extroverted and took the time to shake people's hands properly. Just a little something that I have experienced of him and Bush was more bold while President Obama was more calculating in my opinion. So I really think he is an intp, but a really developed one that was pushed to be one. That's why people who were actually "close" to him see a goofy and funny man. If you saw me in front of my family and than around people I just "know" you would see a totally different person. Also, I can talk in front of people, I do not have the fear of talking to others, but I prefer not too, unless it's important or geeky stuff . So that's what I think, the media and himself will show a different one. You'll probably get a better answer once he is not in office no longer. Michelle Obama also seems to be an INTJ and INTJ's can be traditional if they see a logical reason to be so. I talk to different INTJ and they do like order as long as its in reason.
It's interesting to hear Beebe's opinion, but I don't really see much evidence for the functions as far as he's explained his thoughts. I don't see why Obama is more Se than Fe, for example.
From what I've read and seen of Obama, he strikes me as an ENFJ too - ENFJ 3w4. I have a good friend who is an ENFJ 3w4, and she generally comes off as an introvert, actually - she needs a lot of downtime and is very reflective. It's just his overall style that makes me think NF, and especially his Reddit posts seem heavily Fe. The interesting thing about ENFJ is it would entail SeTi, in particular tertiary Se. I do think Obama is a solid N - that's the one letter I'm most confident in my opinion of. He's so big-picture-oriented.
Just my personal opinion, I'm not making any claims of being more qualified than Beebe or anything besides sharing my impression.