Saltz and ambar led a fascinating exploration of the character traits and decision- making skills of the american visionary their informative and entertaining banter included a contextualized look at the events of lincoln's life as a child through the civil war, and psychological factors that contributed to him. It's one thing to profess faith in the almighty, but another to truly humble yourself in your daily life, putting the national good ahead of desire for personal exaltation this is a hallmark of great leadership one of america's greatest presidents was abraham lincoln what made him an effective and successful. While the recent notoriety has continued to emphasize the personality traits that have made lincoln a pivotal figure in history, it should be no less apparent the entrepreneurial skills he possessed whether it was surrounding himself with smart and challenging talent to better-hone ideas and processes, standing up to “ yes. Daniel walker howe is rhodes professor of american history emeritus at oxford university and professor of history emeritus at ucla his books include what hath god wrought (2008 pulitzer prize winner) and making the american self: jonathan edwards to abraham lincoln this essay is based on his. Self discipline numbered among the personality traits of one of our most loved presidents, abraham lincoln inc reports, “it wasn't abraham lincoln's strengths but the self-discipline with which he used those strengths for the right purpose” that made lincoln one of the greatest presidents of all time. Professor robert bray describes how president lincoln kept his eyes on the prize: saving the republic bray is a professor of american literature at illino. Character and personality traits: what was abraham lincoln like the personality of abraham lincoln is described as honest, a man of great principles and integrity he was plain spoken, a man of the people he was highly intelligent , hard working, logical and witty abraham lincoln had a good sense of humor and was.
Abraham lincoln is an exemplar and a model of virtue perhaps more than any person in world history other than religious figures he holds a special place in our collective memory in part because of his great accomplishments, but more importantly, because of certain character qualities so famously. Mr lincoln was honest “i hain't been caught lying yet, and i don't mean to be,” president lincoln reportedly said during the civil war22 indeed, his honesty became a cliché one new salem colleague remembered: “if there was a trait of mr lincolns character which stood out more conspicuously than any other it was his. Humor and personality abraham lincoln alexander hamilton stephens william t sherman “his world wide reputation for telling anecdotes – and telling them so well,” recalled friend joshua speed “was in my judgement necessary to his very existence” rather than indulgence in drinking, dice or cards, mr lincoln.
His leadership was grounded in those qualities that we americans have always aspired to as a nation, and that are also timeless leader qualities: self- determination a fierce drive toward justice an unwavering commitment to individual freedom lincoln combined all of that with a deep insight into the. I was particularly struck by his comments about the very strong leadership capabilities of one of our most admired presidents abraham lincoln confidence to learn from others, seek their advice and still make the decisions that he needed to make based on his own personal assessments of the situation. Credited with freeing the slaves, abraham lincoln remains a timeless figure in american history and will forever be known as one of the greatest presidents to ever hold office these lessons, gleaned by example, will help you develop the character traits to become a successful leader in your community, business or political.
Speaking at cincinnati, ohio in february 1860, president-elect abraham lincoln said: “i hold that while man exists, it is his duty to improve not only his own one cabinet colleague had noted in august 1912: “churchill is illmannered, boastful, unprincipled, without any redeeming qualities except his. The character traits of president abraham lincoln can be described as hard working, humorous, logical and witty it has been speculated that the myers- briggs personality type for abraham lincoln is an intp (introversion, intuition, thinking, perceiving) a modest, reserved, stoic character with a preference to work informally. The best example of this is abraham lincoln, who was known to suffer severe bouts of depression and anxiety, yet has been widely acclaimed as the greatest american president of all time wikimedia commons lincoln rated highly in all of the big five traits, including neuroticism source: wikimedia.
Monaghan, j lincoln bibliography lincoln copy: bound in cloth, with etched portrait and lettering in gold on front cover and spine 1 18 bookplateleaf 0004 call number 71200908401925 camera canon 5d identifier personaltraitso1925nico identifier-ark ark:/13960/t6vx11d6k ocr abbyy finereader. Commonly known as honest abe, the washington times referred to abraham lincoln as decent, kind, sensitive, compassionate, honest and empathetic the former president has also been called guarded.
These are among the many character traits that are good for a good role model and hero to have abraham lincoln is my hero that i chose to write about he is the type of hero that was a leader on february 12, 1809, he was born in a log cabin in kentucky when he was only ten years old, his mother died. Lincoln, physically on this subject the lecturer said: before i enter into an analysis of the character of mr lincoln, it becomes necessary, first, to hold up before your mind's eye the subject of such analysis and anatomy abraham lincoln was born in hardin countv, kentucky, feb 12, 1809 he moved to indiana. --joshua speed in reminiscences of abraham lincoln abram lincoln is a dark complexioned man, of a very tall figure, and so exceedingly 'well preserved' that he would not be taken for more than thirty-eight, though he is rising of fifty years of age his whole speech was a personal attack on douglas and democrats. Moreover, lincoln describes god as having character traits—“divine attributes”[ 26] god is “just” and renders “'judgments [that] are true and righteous'” finally, lincoln's god is in two-way communication with humans they commune with god via prayer (referred to six times), and god communes with humans.