Political psychology of Indonesian political figure: A case study of a political entrepreneur who is not hesitant in paving a new way

Juneman Abraham, Tommy Prayoga, Bagus Takwin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

An understanding of the personal history of political figures and a disclosure of the social motives behind the public action of a political figure are essential to improve the quality of the citizen's political vote. A comprehensive and balanced analysis is required in this context, and political psychology could play a pivotal role. However, in Indonesia, such efforts are still relatively rare. This study contributes by conducting a case study on a political figure (n = 1), Surya Paloh. The method of personality measurement at a distance was used to compose profile of Surya Paloh with the following arrangements: (1) General psychobiography, (2) Beliefs and reasoning patterns, (3) Cognitive aspects, (4) Social motives, (5) Personality traits, and (6) Leadership Competency, each with its strengths and risks. This research concludes that Surya Paloh is a political entrepreneur, with high neuroticism, high excitement seeking, low compliance, and high achievement striving.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-58
JournalInternational Journal of Research Studies in Psychology
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • political psychology
  • entrepreneur
  • idealist
  • psychohistory
  • Indonesia

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Political psychology of Indonesian political figure: A case study of a political entrepreneur who is not hesitant in paving a new way'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this