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What are the TOP 5 best traits a president should have?

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posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 07:31 AM
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I, among many, MANY, others are sick to death of politics topics here, but in my case, at least, it’s mainly due to everyone slandering everyone else in a passive aggressive (but more often than not, directly aggressive) way.

“Oh look/right at the left and what they’ve done and want because every person who supports so and so is identical and fits neatly into my preconceived view of what a person who supports so and so is like”.

I don’t give a damn if you support trump, or if you support Hillary, or if you’re conservative, or if you’re a liberal.

What I do care about is your own personal opinions.

Anyway, off with the rant and on with the topic.

What actually makes a president qualified to be depicted as the person who leads the US? (This can be said about any countries leader. I’m focusing on the US because it’s actions effect all of us directly Moreso than most other countries)

Out of the following traits, list in order what you find to be the TOP 5 most valuable attribute to the least from top to bottom:

- intelligence
- wisdom
- open-mindedness
- forcefulness
- knowledge
- educated
- ruthlessness
- empathic
- tactful
- honesty
- deceiving
- self conscious
- humility
- gentle
- well spoken
- argumentative
- overly cautious
- compulsive
- generous
- sophisticated

Keep I mind that this isn’t about any current standing or previous president, but rather you opinion on a leaders traits


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posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 07:45 AM
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Please add the following to your list:

-Black Belt in Kung-Fu.

-Superior paper-mache skills.

-Can drive big trucks - the ones that go shh-cht when you shift.

-Can hold their breath for over 2 minutes.

-Won a hot dog eating contest at some point - but with pics to prove it.

You find a man or woman with those talents...you got yourself one hell of a president.

Edit - Sorry ladies, I left you out. Now it says man or woman.
Your welcome.

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posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 07:49 AM
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Hillary to a "t"!



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 07:49 AM
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a reply to: Ghost147

1. Must not be over 60 and no younger than 48 when running for office.
2. You are not eligible if Either you or your family members are lobbysists.
Cannot or have not worked for a major company such as pharma, miltary contractor, oil, industrial where you held a position in the top three levels or were or are on a board.
3. Not be a lawyer
4. A US citizen that has been in the United States for more than 25 years.
5. Will submit to a polygraph...


edit on 12-10-2017 by chrismarco because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 07:58 AM
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a reply to: Ghost147
Lets put an X where our current leader lacks and a 🚼 where he's nailed it.


- intelligence - X
- wisdom -X
- open-mindedness -X
- forcefulness 🚼
- knowledge -X
- educated -X. attendance in school doesn't mean he learned anything.
- ruthlessness 🚼
- empathic ??? I think you wanted empathetic not empathic but maybe. He is no empath in any event.
- tactful -X
- honesty -XXXXXX it deserved more than one X
- deceiving 🚼🚼🚼🚼
- self conscious -X
- humility -X
- gentle -X
- well spoken -X
- argumentative 🚼🚼🚼🚼
- overly cautious -X
- compulsive 🚼
- generous -X
- sophisticated-X
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posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 08:01 AM
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a reply to: Ghost147

Having enough self-confidence to have faith in delegating authority to other people.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 08:03 AM
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a reply to: chrismarco


Part of the presidents job is to write law or at least approve them. Being a lawyer might come in handy.

We've seen what an outsider who knows nothing has done . This is not what our country or the world needs.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 08:06 AM
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a reply to: Ghost147
Interesting...no one has yet cited the single most important requirement: Leadership. Yes, it is a skill made up of many different character traits but it really needs to go to the top of the heap.


edit on 12-10-2017 by JohnnyCanuck because: stupid auto correct!



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 08:20 AM
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Must accept what God speaks to him/her while campaigning. If not, then he/she will be the president.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82




-Superior paper-mache skills.

That, or origami.
Think of how cool a press conference would be.
CNN would be arguing whether the President made a swan or a goose.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 08:24 AM
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originally posted by: JohnnyCanuck
a reply to: Ghost147
Interesting...no one has year cited the single most important requirement: Leadership. Yes, it is a skill made up of many different character traits but it really needs to go to the top of the heap.



Leadership for who?
I believe the leadership should be for ones own shadow of integrity.

Integrity
Integrity is the qualifications of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. It is generally a personal choice to hold oneself to consistent moral and ethical standards.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 08:24 AM
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Must have an aversion to tweeter.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 08:31 AM
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a reply to: butcherguy

It was a bird, dummy!

I like the origami test.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 08:38 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: chrismarco


Part of the presidents job is to write law or at least approve them. Being a lawyer might come in handy.

We've seen what an outsider who knows nothing has done . This is not what our country or the world needs.



Part of the problem in government is a lot of people are lawyers...it has not helped us at all...



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 08:39 AM
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originally posted by: musicismagic

originally posted by: JohnnyCanuck
a reply to: Ghost147
Interesting...no one has year cited the single most important requirement: Leadership. Yes, it is a skill made up of many different character traits but it really needs to go to the top of the heap.

Leadership for who?
I believe the leadership should be for ones own shadow of integrity.

OK...top two. Leadership without integrity is dangerous, and integrity without leadership is impotent.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 08:41 AM
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1. best IQ
2. best temperament
3. best words
4. most presidential
5. least racist



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 08:46 AM
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a reply to: Ghost147

I appreciate your approach but perhaps we could add to the list?

Integrity (different than "being religious" or "claiming a set of values") is extremely important and also very difficult to do in politics.

Some people prefer a "Christian" president and that should also be on the list. While it is not a "quality" it is something people feel strongly about. (Not me so much. It's too easy to fake being a member of a religion.)

Anyway.

For making the effort.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 08:47 AM
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I think we’ve missed the point of this topic, lol



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 08:47 AM
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a reply to: Ghost147

1. Wisdom
2. Intelligence
3. Compulsive
4. Tactful
5. Overly Cautious

I think they're all actually pretty important.
Even ruthless deception can have it's place when you are dealing with the needs of so many.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 09:12 AM
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originally posted by: Krahzeef_Ukhar
a reply to: Ghost147

1. Wisdom
2. Intelligence
3. Compulsive
4. Tactful
5. Overly Cautious

I think they're all actually pretty important.
Even ruthless deception can have it's place when you are dealing with the needs of so many.


Indeed. Calculating, without emotional interference can certainly come in handy



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