What qualities are essential in a President?

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  1. Storytellersrus profile image70
    Storytellersrusposted 7 years ago

    What qualities are essential in a President?

    Considering a President interacts with family and staff, American citizens, Congressmen, Federal Reserve and banking officials, Generals, American heroes, Supreme Court Justices, journalists, international diplomats, dignitaries, royalty, Presidents, Kings and Queens, dictators, etc, as representative of the United States, what qualities are most effective to perform the role with acumen?

  2. ronaldo1 profile image61
    ronaldo1posted 7 years ago

    A great question.  I remember a scene from "Nixon" in which it was said about himself and Kennedy, that people look at Kennedy and see what they want to be, people look at Nixon and see what they are. I think that the qualites vary from age to age, defined by the political paradigm of the time. Indeed the office itself tends to mirror its inhabitant and the sheer force of will that they convey.

  3. dallas93444 profile image71
    dallas93444posted 7 years ago

    Almost any adult American citizen is qualified to become president. Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution establishes that anyone who is a natural-born U.S. citizen, at least thirty-five years old, and has lived in the United States for at least fourteen years can become president.

    Stubbornness and disagreeableness are two characteristics that are associated with great presidents. Sounds incredible, doesn't it? And yet, according to recent research, these qualities, alongside highly admirable and enviable qualities, are identified in the great presidents of our nation.

    Striving for achievement with high aspirations for one's own self and for the country was found to be one of the most important qualities of all great presidents. Ambition is inconsequential without personal competence. Competence including superior intellectual ability was a big predictor for presidential success.

    Most successful presidents tend to be hard working and persistent. "Presidents who succeed set ambitious goals for themselves and move heaven and earth to meet them" say the researchers.

    Great presidents tend to be open minded. They are attentive to their emotions. They are willing to question traditional values and try new ways of doing things. But, when it comes to faith and morals, they are traditional in morals and tend to rely on leadership from church and religious figures on these matters.

    Great presidents of the past were more imaginative and more interested in art and beauty than the less successful presidents. They were "tender minded," with great concern for the less fortunate.

    Great presidents have exceptional ability to tolerate stress and adversity. The single quality most consistently associated with presidential greatness is assertiveness.

  4. junko profile image76
    junkoposted 7 years ago

    I think, Inteligence, good listener, and a remarkable communicator would be essential for a good President.

  5. Borsia profile image42
    Borsiaposted 7 years ago

    Considering that we haven't had one in all the years that I can remember, I've been voting since 1972, I can say that the people tend to vote for the person who is most charismatic rather than the one who is smart, honest, best for the country.
    I think that they must understand the workings of the world but put country before wealth, fame, corruption and ego.
    They should have a clear view of history and understand why we are where we are and be willing to accept that we aren't where we should be.
    They should be willing and able to break away from convention and see a clear path beyond tomorrow.
    IE; the Middle East, Most of the problems that are there today we put there decades ago. One has to look back further than Bush and Regan to the 40s and all of the huge mistakes made after WWII. Like propping up and supporting the Shah of Iran while taking without giving to the Iranian people. Look at how we supported Israel no matter how wrong they were and shielded them from every sanction every raised.
    We need to look at the Vietnam war and how LBJ and the State Dept fabricated the Gulf of Tokin incident to put American military into the war.
    Anyone looking at this can see the parallels and see that nothing good for the US will come from any of it.
    Every president since JFK has given the Federal Reserve a walk. The FR has nothing to do with the Federal Government. It is a private corporation and we have never been allowed to look at their books let alone audit them!
    JFK said he was going to boot the FR and that America should run its own banking and run our Mint. He was assassinated shortly after. I am not saying the two are connected but I wouldn't be surprised either. Some, who should know, said that JFK planned to pull all of the advisers out of Vietnam and get the US untangled from that mess as well. I do believe that he was killed for a reason and not because Oswald was a nut job.
    Mostly we need a president who isn't corrupt... I've yet to see one.

  6. Felixedet2000 profile image59
    Felixedet2000posted 7 years ago

    These will suffice, honesty, loyalty, dedication, sincerity, accountability, responsibility, capability, intelligent

  7. eternals3ptember profile image59
    eternals3ptemberposted 7 years ago

    The ability to pull off wearing a cowboy hat when you're a Connecticut-born ivy-league grad

    1. Storytellersrus profile image70
      Storytellersrusposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      haha.  Are you saying an important quality in a President is playing to an audience?


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