BEWARE AMERICA:

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The Authoritarian Personality Type:

To have nbc-fires-donald-trump-after-he-calls-mexicans-rapists-and-drug-runnersan authoritarian personality doesn’t just mean to be the one who dictates.

In 1950, Harper and Row published a book that had all the earmarks of a blockbuster in the field of psychology. The Authoritarian Personality was an attempt by a group of researchers to explain the conditions that allowed Naziism to gain a foothold in Europe.

The researchers, led by Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, used various psychological scales to attempt to explain racism and the atmosphere that led to the slaughter of six million Jews and   others in psychological terms.

According to Theodor Adorno’s theory, the elements of the Authoritarian personality type are:

  • Blind allegiance to conventional beliefs about right and wrong
  • Respect for submission to acknowledged authority
  • Belief in aggression toward those who do not subscribe to conventional thinking, or who are different
  • A negative view of people in general…

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2 thoughts on “BEWARE AMERICA:

  1. Insightful article on the authoritarian personality. Lack of flexibility inhibits creative solutions from being discovered and used in problem solving. People with controlling personalities do not heed the needs and desires of others. Being a leader is different and requires emotional strength, information, and compassion combined with toughness of mind. A brittle person who feels “entitled” and who has simplistic answers to questions is not really a leader. This type of person can become a tyrant who is a threat to freedom.

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