Personality and Intelligence in the Military

The Case of War Heroes
  • Reuven Gal
Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)


“How would I behave in a battle?” This, claims British military historian John Keegan (1976), is the central question for any young man training to be a professional soldier. The battlefield is one of the ultimate tests of what will triumph: the situation or the personality; the innate instincts or the acquired skills; the emotions—fear, horror, rage, vengeance—or the cognition, tactics, and intelligence.


Personality Evaluation Social Intelligence Israeli Defense Force Combat Unit Separate Control Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reuven Gal
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  1. 1.The Israeli Institute for Military StudiesZikhron Ya’akovIsrael

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