Authoritarian personality



authoritarian personality

authoritarian personality au·thor·i·tar·i·an personality (ə-thôr’ĭ-târ’ē-ən, ô-thôr’-)
n.
A personality pattern reflecting a desire for security, order, power, and status, with a desire for structured lines of authority, a conventional set of values or outlook, a demand for unquestioning obedience, and a tendency to be hostile toward or use as scapegoats individuals of minority or nontraditional groups.

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    having due ; having the sanction or weight of : an authoritative opinion. substantiated or supported by documentary evidence and accepted by most in a field: an authoritative edition of Shakespeare; an authoritative treatment of a subject. having an air of ; accustomed to exercising ; positive; peremptory; dictatorial: said with an authoritative air. Contemporary […]



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    having due ; having the sanction or weight of : an authoritative opinion. substantiated or supported by documentary evidence and accepted by most in a field: an authoritative edition of Shakespeare; an authoritative treatment of a subject. having an air of ; accustomed to exercising ; positive; peremptory; dictatorial: said with an authoritative air. Contemporary […]

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