Victor Clark's blog

Tyrants and Temperament

The most accurate evaluation of a man's character--said the father of modern graphology--is a result of hate.  While love is blind to character defects, animosity gives x-ray vision of subtectonic cracks in an enemy's character from the motivation to defeat them (Klages, 1932, Science of Character). Like Napoleon Bonaparte, Donald J. Trump will eventually be usurped from his position of power by the force of popular demand.


Many personality and psychological test consultants call themselves Compass or Meridian Services, assuring us with science they will guide us to know ourselves. Contrary to popular demand, the science of personality is primitive. With no definitive markers for our inner terrain, we cling fearfully to the contours of our ego like ancient sailors hugging the shoreline.