Authoritarian Personality

A person with an authoritarian personality is a person who expects other people, especially subordinates, to automatically obey them without question. This is an inflexible state of mind common to people who consider themselves to always be right, and thus are intolerant of disobedience, non-compliance or being questioned or opposed on any matter. Picture someone with the attitude of an Army or Marine drill sergeant that inflicts that attitude on family, friends, coworkers and anyone else that they are involved with. In a mental health system this tendency can be measured by means of an inventory, authored by Theodor Adomo shortly after World War II, known as the F (Fascist) scale that measures a persons attitudes towards authority and control.

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