Understanding left-wing authoritarianism: Relations to the dark personality traits, altruism, and social justice commitment


The Living Force
FOTCM Member

Not many of these types of studies I guess, here is another one though, a recent one. The abstract goes on to make the well known case for right-wing authoritarianism, but the examples used are not the best ones (January 6th, for one) IMO.

From the abstract:

The results of multiple regression analyses showed that a strong ideological view, according to which a violent revolution against existing societal structures is legitimate (i.e., anti-hierarchical aggression), was associated with antagonistic narcissism (Study 1) and psychopathy (Study 2). However, neither dispositional altruism nor social justice commitment was related to left-wing anti-hierarchical aggression. Considering these results, we assume that some leftist political activists do not actually strive for social justice and equality but rather use political activism to endorse or exercise violence against others to satisfy their own ego-focused needs. We discuss these results in relation to the dark-ego-vehicle principle.
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