Public Figure Profiles

John Buchan

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940) was a British novelist, historian, and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation.

After a brief legal career, Buchan simultaneously began his writing career and his political and diplomatic careers, serving as a private secretary to the administrator of various colonies in southern Africa. He eventually wrote propaganda for the British war effort during the First World War. He was elected Member of Parliament for the Combined Scottish Universities in 1927, but he spent most of his time on his writing career, notably writing The Thirty-Nine Steps and other adventure fiction.

In 1935, King George V, on the advice of Prime Minister R. B. Bennett, appointed Buchan to replace the Earl of Bessborough as Governor General of Canada, for which purpose Buchan was raised to the peerage. He occupied the post until his death in 1940.

Buchan was enthusiastic about literacy and the development of Canadian culture, and he received a state funeral in Canada before his ashes were returned to the United Kingdom.

Modern critics have commented on the racist and anti-semitic attitudes displayed in his writing.

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Some of their strengths

John Buchan has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Organized, Passionate, Curious, Energetic, Communicative, Optimistic, and Confident.

Smart and Sophisticated

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, John Buchan is someone who is a smart, sophisticated, and organized person who displays kindness and grace in every day interactions, and who also has a passionate soul. A person who looks for jobs that tend to reflect their identity.

Constant and Serious

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know John Buchan well know them as someone who can be determined, unmoving, and firm, like a rock or a high mountain.

Imaginative and Sentimental

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe John Buchan as someone who is imaginative, sentimental, and in touch with emotions.

A person who has extremely good memory and analytical skills, likes to make sure that everyone gets along, enjoys all kinds of situations and people, has a talent for travel and languages, and who makes lifelong friends.

Influential and Dynamic

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, John Buchan is someone who tends to be focused on spreading ideas, information, and activities.

They are also someone who is mysterious, intuitive, and diplomatic, and who has a keen intuition, charisma, and a focus on balance and partnership.

Altruistic and Purposeful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, John Buchan tends to be someone who has a desire to be of service to a higher calling and who is always trying to perfect things. Who can be practical and polished, reserved and methodical, and who tends to trust internal judgment before trusting anyone else at face value.

Some of John Buchan's challenges

While John Buchan has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, John Buchan can be Perfectionist, Arrogant, Selfish, Difficult, Hypocritical, Self-centered, and Status-seeking.

Difficult and Perfectionist

One of John Buchan's key challenges is that they are someone who can be difficult and too much of a perfectionist.

Irritable and Moody

John Buchan is someone who can be irritable and moody, have a tendency to experience self-doubt, be too secretive, can take too many risks, and who can have an extreme approach to managing personal finances.

Critical and Bossy

Finally, John Buchan also can be too focused on the small details of life, try to control whatever is happening, and be finicky and demanding.

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