authoritarian personality


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au·thor·i·tar·i·an per·son·al·i·ty

a cluster of personality traits reflecting a desire for security and order, for example, rigidity, highly conventional outlook, unquestioning obedience, scapegoating, desire for structured lines of authority.

authoritarian personality

a group of behavioral traits characteristic of one who advocates obedience and strict adherence to rules.

au·thor·i·tar·i·an per·son·al·i·ty

(aw-thōr'i-tār'ē-ăn pĕr-sŏn-al'i-tē)
A cluster of personality traits reflecting a desire for security and order (e.g., rigidity, unquestioning obedience, scapegoating, desire for structured lines of authority).
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