If you’re a Brain Type enthusiast, you probably can list the Brain Types of the last 10 or so U.S. Presidents.  You have Donald Trump (#15 FCIL), Barack Obama (#13 FCIR), George W. Bush (#15 FCIL), Bill Clinton (#15 FCIL), George H.W. Bush (#11 FCAL), Ronald Reagan (#15 FCIL), Jimmy Carter (#16 BCIL), Gerald Ford (#15 FCIL), Richard Nixon (#7 FEIL), Lyndon Johnson (#5 FEIR), and John F. Kennedy (#15 FCIL).  However, could you list the Brain Types of the last 10 or so First Ladies?  We won’t name all them right now, but we will focus on two particular women who, although smiley, friendly, and dominant Animates, clashed with one another for reasons no one is exactly sure why.

Ronald Reagan’s Vice President was George H.W. Bush, of course, who was married to wife Barbara.  Nancy was Ronald’s bride, and Nancy was not Barbara’s friend.  In fact, some say she detested her.  In the new book, “The Matriarch,” Barbara told author Susan Page of Nancy that, “She hated us. I don’t know why, but she really hated us.”  When H.W. Bush was asked why Nancy didn’t like him or his wife, he too simply replied, “I don’t know.”

Author Susan Page speculates herself why there was such hatred on Nancy’s part.  She writes that Nancy and Barbara “were so alike, and so different. … Somehow, too, each managed to feel superior to, and also threatened by, the other.”  We think she’s on the right track.  Remember, Nancy was a #11 FCAL while Barbara was a #3 FEAL.  While the two inborn designs are different in many respects, they are also very similar.  Both being immensely emotive in Q3 (LPFC), attaining public approval is actively sought.  Also, the #3 and #11 inborn female designs are both mother hens and highly protective.  These BTs can be excessively insecure, and both can hold deep offenses that often times are not quite logical.  Or, they may just be a bit childish.  “Nancy was disdainful of Barbara for her sturdy figure, her matronly clothes, and her blunt manner,” Page writes, while “Barbara was disdainful of Nancy as brittle and shallow, and as a mother who had failed to forge a close or even functional relationship with her children.”

It seems the divide was largely Nancy’s doing, as Barbara is said to have “admired Nancy’s slender figure, the grace with which she wore stylish fashions, and the open devotion she commanded from an adoring husband.”  To be sure, the Empirical #3 is more apt to forgive and forget (they live for today), while the Conceptual #11 doesn’t forget the past quite so easily.  Nancy was deeply bitter for reasons only she may fully know, and that’s too bad for both her and Barbara.

Page claims that Barbara wrote in her diary, “I will not treat her [incoming Second Lady Marilyn Quayle] as Nancy Reagan has treated me.”  If that’s true, good for Barbara.

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