authoritarian character


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authoritarian character

[ȯ‚thȯr·ə′ter·ē·ən ′kar·ik·tər]
(psychology)
A personality that asks unquestioning subordination and obedience but is intolerant of weakness in others, rejects members of groups other than his own, is very rigid, and requires all issues to be decided in black and white, yet may accept superior authority in a servile way.
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