Richard Nixon’s experiences in the Navy were the catalyst for his dysfunctional dominant personality. Which would eventually contribute to the downfall of his presidency. The Navy’s goal was to give Richard Nixon a tough and dominant personality, so he would be ready to face the challenges of war. Eventually, his dominant personality grew into something it was never meant to be; it grew into a dysfunctional dominant personality. “This group of people are the dysfunctional dominant, who always have to be right” (Ellis). It was very apparent that Richard Nixon had this personality because many years after the scandal, he still denied the fact that he was part of any cover-up. By saying “Let me say, if I intended to cover-up. Believe me I’d have done it”(Morgan 12). ...
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... present and this would drive him to making the parlous decision of burglarizing of The Democratic National Headquarters.
Undoubtedly, Richard Nixon’s early departure from presidency has forever left its mark on The United States of America and it’s citizens. The question of why Nixon committed The Watergate Scandal, is still being asked today. The reason that questions are still being asked today is because we do still do not have a concrete answer, until today. This essay looks at The Watergate Scandal from a new perspective. An outlook that looks at the situation from a Physiological point of view. This perspective uses empathy to allow someone to put themselves in Nixon’s shoes, and understand what events in his life have contributed to the development of his behavior. After all, Nixon’s behavior and trait are what drove him to committing The Watergate Scandal.
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