Jerrold Post

Jerrold M. Post, M.D., is considered the founding father of political personality profiling, having served a 21-year career with the CIA as the founding director of the Center for the Analysis of Personality and Political Behavior. Following his CIA career, he became Professor of Psychiatry, Political Psychology and International Affairs at George Washington University. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Yale College and received his M.D. from the Yale University School of Medicine. He received postgraduate training in psychiatry from Harvard Medical School and the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Post is the author of fourteen books in the field of political psychology, most recently Narcissism and Politics: Dreams of Glory from Cambridge University Press. Over the course of his career, Dr. Post has been interviewed on CNN, ABC, NBC, FoxNews, MSNBC, CNBC, and has made frequent appearances on CBS’s Hardball with Chris Matthews and CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, as well as ABC's Nightline, CBS’s Face the Nation, and ABC’s Good Morning America.
Connect with Jerrold Post online