Personality profiling of political leaders constitutes an important aspect of modern military intelligence, and psychologists/psychiatrists who serve in various intelligence agencies are well familiar with the practice of personality profiling. However, there are serious methodological difficulties associated with this practice. In this article, we introduce a novel computer-assisted methodology for leader profiling. The methodology is illustrated through a case study analysis—the speech given by former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to the UN General Assembly in 2012. The analysis, conducted through state-of-the-art procedures in computational semantics and expert psychological analysis, reveals Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) features. These features provide a powerful interpretative context for retrospectively understanding the speech’s themes and Morsi’s political failure.
|Original language||English GB|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||American Intelligence Journal|
|State||Published - 2015|