The following is a personality profile of Walt Whitman based on his work.
Walt Whitman is expressive.
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, Walt Whitman is also calm under pressure: he handles unexpected events calmly and effectively.
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 helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him.
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