authoritarian personality

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Personality characterized by extreme obedience to, and dependence on, a powerful leader or father figure. These traits are accompanied by prejudicial, rigid, and tyrannical behavior against others, especially those who are inferior in rank, or vulnerable or weaker.

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The authoritarian personality was demonstrated in the nepotism of the company where the father and son were both dominant and aggressive in the office.
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Politicians with authoritarian personality do not relate to the average voter as they seek tend to seek leaders resembling the common man or woman.
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In the drama based on his life, late Steve Jobs is portrayed as being a very controlling and condescending presence, sure in his own genius over the minds of others and displaying a rather authoritarian personality in his former lead of Apple.
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