The 2016 Election Could Be a Popularity Contest Between Two Introverts

Introverted presidential candidates tend to be passionate and policy-driven, but also struggle with being awkward and prone to needing to redefine themselves.

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 18: Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks to guests at a luncheon hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on February 18, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Bush delivered his first major foreign policy speech at the event as he continues to test the waters for a potential run for president in 2016.

Photographer: Scott Olson/Getty Images

In January, Jeb Bush told a crowd of auto dealers in San Francisco that one thing most people don’t know about him is that he’s an introvert. “Introverts, actually, they’re grinders,” he said. “They identify a problem, by and large, and then they overcome it.” 

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.