Public Figure Profiles

John Buchanan

John Machlin Buchanan (September 29, 1917 – June 25, 2007) was an American professor of biochemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He arrived at MIT in 1953 and retired in 1988 after a distinguished career in which he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. He played a key role in the development of MIT's Department of Biology as a major force in biochemistry research and was himself a prominent researcher of purine biosynthesis. He died in 2007 at age 89.

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Some of their strengths

John Buchanan has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intelligent, Practical, Altruistic, Imaginative, Diplomatic, Innovative, and Energetic.

Intelligent and Inquisitive

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, John Buchanan is someone who is an intelligent, inquisitive, and imaginative person, who is practical, considerate, kind, and diplomatic in dealings with others. A person who sees life as a journey not a destination.

Strong and Resilient

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know John Buchanan well know them as someone who can be strong, expansive, and stable like a big tree.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe John Buchanan as someone who is altruistic, inventive, energetic, and socially-conscious.

Who is inventive, open-minded and inquisitive, optimistic and cooperative, and who loves working together with others.

Realistic and Skillful

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, John Buchanan is someone who is able to separate emotions from reality, see the world in terms of right or wrong, and who is very good at getting things done.

They are also someone who is creative, expressive, and insightful, and who has a pioneering spirit with self-determination and natural artistic expression.

Justice-seeking and Peaceful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, John Buchanan tends to be someone who loves peace and is ready to go to any costs to achieve it. Who has a taste for the good things in life, tends to be a good organizer, has a thirst for knowledge, and who tends to have the respect of friends and acquaintances.

Some of John Buchanan's challenges

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

For example, John Buchanan can be Hesitant, Narcissistic, Indecisive, Unrealistic, Rebellious, Emotionally Distant, and Anxious.

Hesitant and Narcissistic

One of John Buchanan's key challenges is that they are someone who can be hesitant and narcissistic.

Anxious and Inflexible

John Buchanan is someone who can be high-strung, impatient, and inflexible, who can be "penny wise and pound foolish", have poor listening skills, and who can be intolerant of people who share a different world view.

Pleasure-seeking and Indecisive

Finally, John Buchanan also can put others first too much, and hem-and-haw too much when making a decision.

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