Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) was a French sociologist and historian. He was active in law and politics, serving for a time as foreign minister, and wrote L'Ancien Reacutegime , a social and political study of prerevolutionary France.
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) was a French sociologist and historian. He was active in law and politics, serving for a time as foreign minister, and wrote L'Ancien Reacutegime , a social and political study of prerevolutionary France. See less
The following is a personality profile of Alexis De Tocqueville based on his work.
Alexis De Tocqueville is shrewd.
He is empathetic, he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. He is laid-back as well: he appreciates a relaxed pace in life. But, Alexis De Tocqueville is also unstructured: he does not make a lot of time for organization in his daily life.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for discovery.
He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. Considers independence to guide a large part of what he does: he likes to set his own goals to decide how to best achieve them.
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