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Nov 172011

In this article additional information in the form of a case example of President Barack Obama, Jr. is presented for Prescription #9  of “Some Prescriptions For Productive Goals” which is : Consider voting for candidates (e.g., President of the United States) based upon levels of intuition in addition to other areas you believe deserve consideration (see “The Voter Scorecard”, Healthy Change : Part Five — Some Prescriptions For Productive Goals, #1 ).

Estimated Level of Intuition (Brief Analysis) :

According to Project Vote Smart (https://www.votesmart.org/candidate/9490/barack-obama-jr; obtained on 11-17-2011), President Barack Obama, Jr. was born 08/04/1961. The Project Vote Smart web site also showed the following :


JD, Harvard Law School, 1991
BA, Columbia University, 1983″
“Professional Experience
Community Organizer, Chicago, 1985
Former Attorney, Sidley and Austin
Former Professor, Constitutional Law, University of Chicago”
“Political Experience

President, United States of America, 2009-present
Senator, United States Senate, 2005-2008
Keynote Speaker, Democratic National Convention, 2004
Senator, Illinois State Senate, 1996-2004″

From the CNBC (https://www.cnbc.com/id/45067732; obtained on 11-17-2011) web site :

Career Profile

Current Occupation: President of the United States

CV: director, Developing Communities Project, 1985-1988; civil rights attorney, 1991-1996; lecturer, University of Chicago Law School, 1992-2004; Illinois state senator from Chicago, 1997-2004; U.S. senator from Illinois, 2005-2008

Business Background: He once wrote for a newsletter titled “Business International Money Report,” and was named one of Crain’s Chicago Business’s “40 Under Forty” Chicagoans to watch in 1993. But Obama’s view of economic policy is definitely from the bottom up, shaped by his work as a neighborhood development worker and community organizer in Chicago’s South side; it was his success in registering underprivileged residents to vote that earned him the notice from Crain’s. “

Holland Code : The primary Holland Code(s) appear to be relatively undifferentiated (especially prior to 3/2003). The author could not find a Holland Code for Neighborhood Development Worker or Community Organizer in the Occupations Finder. The three letter “Interest code” for Urban and Regional Planners (https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/19-3051.00; obtained on 11-17-2011) is IEA (Investigative, Enterprising, Artistic). The author could not find a Holland Code for; Professor; Professor, Constitutional Law; or Lecturer, Law School; in the Occupations Finder. The three letter “interest code” for Law Teachers, Postsecondary is SIE (Social, Investigative, Enterprising) at O*NET ONLINE (https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-1112.00; obtained 11-17-2011).  In Appendix B Self-Directed Search Form R The Occupations Finder (found in “Making Vocational Choices” Third Edition, copyright 1973, 1985, 1992, 1997 by Psychological Assessment Resources Inc. Pages 267-271) the three letter code for ; Lawyer is ESI (Enterprising, Social, Investigative);  Politician is ESA (Enterprising, Social, Artistic); and Writer, Prose, Fiction, and Nonfiction is AIE (Artistic, Investigative, Enterprising).

It is estimated that he would have somewhere between a relatively medium to a relatively high level of Intuition. Some Information supporting this estimate includes the following :

 1. In the dissertation titled “The Relationship Between the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory”, copyrighted and originally published in 1992, on pages 195-196 (information was referenced from Myers I.B. & McCaulley, M.H., 1985, “Manual : A guide to the development and use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.” Palo Alto, CA : Consulting Psychologists Press.) the author wrote : “Sensing and intuition are ways of becoming aware of things, people, events, or ideas, being attuned to the flow of events. Sensing is perception by the senses and establishes what exists. The focus is on what is presently happening and what is real. Persons oriented toward sensing often enjoy the present, are realistic, observe well with a good memory for details, and are practical. Intuition enables perception of possibilities, meanings, and relationships through insight. Intuitive perceptions can be hunches, creative discoveries, and seeing patterns among events, originating in the unconscious. Persons oriented toward intuition may neglect present reality, be imaginative, theoretical, abstract, future oriented, or creative.”
2. In the book, “The 16 PF : Personality in Depth”, written by Heather Birkett Cattell, Ph.D. (Copyright 1989 by the Institute for Personality and Ability Testing, Inc.) in “Chapter 11 Factor M : Intuiting and Sensing as Contrasting Perceptual Modes” she wrote : “Human beings have two modes of perceiving and, as individuals, tend to favor one over another. One mode relies more on immediate sensory experience, deriving awareness from direct contact of five senses with the environment. The other relies less on the immediacy of the senses, being more focused on how information about the information becomes organized with an inner scheme of connecting thoughts, speculations, and subliminal connections…Factor M bears strong resemblance to one of the bipolar dimensions in Jung’s type theory of human temperament…Having recognized the similarity between M+ and M- and intuition and sensation functions has allowed me to draw on observation amassed by Jungians, to aid in my understanding of M+ and M- examinees.”
3. Significant correlations (probability less than .01) between the identified 16 PF Primary Scale Abstractedness (M) on the 16 PF and Intuition (.41) on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Abstractedness (M) on the 16 PF and Sensation (-.41) on the MBTI are shown on page 87 in the  16 PF Fifth Edition With Updated Norms Administrator’s Manual (1993, 1994, 2002). Decimals are used in this presentation of correlations versus identified as being omitted in the 16 PF Fifth Edition Manual on page 87. The 16 PF Fifth Edition Manual With Updated Norms Administrator’s Manual (1993, 1994, 2002) also shows that Holland Themes can be predicted by a combination of 16 PF factors. It is noteworthy that 16PF factor M contributes to significantly predicting Investigative (M+), Artistic (M+), and Conventional (M-) Holland Code Themes and is not a significant predictor for any other Holland Code Themes (see pages 116-118 in the 16 PF Fifth Edition Manual With Updated Norms).  These findings appear to at least be  consistent with and seem to support the results of the dissertation : “The Relationship Between the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory. Specifically, from “Healthy Change : Part One” published in The Hygiology Post on June 29, 2011 from the aforementioned dissertation of the author : “… The Canonical Correlation Analysis Summary results on page 157 included :  ‘The results indicated that Intuition was consistently and positively associated with A and I Holland codes and negatively associated with the C Holland code.’  (Content in parentheses was omitted.)…Q-factor Analysis Summary results on pages 167-168 included : ‘High MBTI Intuition scores were positively associated with Investigative and Artistic and lowest on Enterprising and Conventional codes.’ “
President Barack Obama, Jr. was against Use of Military Force Against Iraq. Some information supporting this conclusion :
In “Remarks of Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama Against Going to War with Iraq” dated  “October 02, 2002” (https://web.archive.org/web/20080130204029/https://www.barackobama.com/2002/10/02/remarks_of_illinois_state_sen.php; obtained on 11-17-2011) here is an excerpt :
“…But I also know that Saddam poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States, or to his neighbors,…I know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a US occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences. I know that an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the Middle East, and encourage the worst, rather than best, impulses of the Arab world, and strengthen the recruitment arm of Al Qaeda. I am not opposed to all wars. I’m opposed to dumb wars…”

The candidates the author has have thus far been looking at include the current 2012 United States Presidential Candidates President Barack Obama, Jr., Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Jon Huntsman, Jr. The author will be examining an estimated level of intuition (or, sensation-intuition) and their positions on Use of Military Force against Iraq (prior to The Iraq War commencement).

The candidates themselves or their representatives are each invited to comment, make  recommendations, and/or add to the information in The Hygiology Post. Also, all of the aforementioned United States Presidential candidates are invited to be interviewed (for almost any purpose and in basically any format they choose to be interviewed) by and write an article for publication in The Hygiology Post.

The author plans to expound upon Prescription #9 (Prescription #9  of “Some Prescriptions For Productive Goals” is : Consider voting for candidates [e.g., President of The United States] based upon levels of intuition in addition to other areas you believe deserve consideration) with additional information in The Hygiology Post.

The Hygiology Post welcomes feedback from readers on all six parts of the series (individually and/or as a total package) upon completion of the series as to whether the articles help fulfill its vision and mission.

Louis DeCola, Jr.                                                 © 2011 The Hygiology Post


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