Antagonistic Narcissism and Psychopathic Tendencies Predict Left-Wing Antihierarchical Aggression, Study Finds (Narcissists and Psychopaths Attracted to Left Wing Causes)
The opposite of this would be most other forms of pathological narcissism, including Communal Narcissism: Narcissists who love hierarchy and religion, because they get their supply from bossing others around and getting “Likes” on Facebook for posting photos of themselves handing bowls of porridge to starving orphans in Africa.
It seems to me that many Communal Narcissists would probably end up in conservative Christian churches and be attracted to Christian Gender Complementarianism (complementarianism stresses male hierarchy over women, not how both sexes complement one another).
(Link): Peer-reviewed study says left-wing extremism is linked to “high narcissistic and psychopathic traits,” where people use activism to “satisfy their own ego-focused needs”
(Link): Antagonistic narcissism and psychopathic tendencies predict left-wing antihierarchical aggression, study finds
by Eric W. Dolan
May 20, 2023
Narcissistic individuals and those with psychopathic tendencies are more likely to strongly endorse left-wing antihierarchical aggression, according to new research published in Current Psychology.
Antihierarchical aggression refers to a specific type of hostility aimed at challenging or opposing hierarchical power structures or authority figures. The new findings shed light on psychological mechanisms that motivate some individuals to participate in violent political activism.
The majority of research on authoritarianism has focused on individuals with right-wing political ideologies. This focus has resulted in a gap in understanding authoritarianism among individuals who support left-wing political ideologies, which the authors behind the new work sought to address.
…“By many researchers, the notion of left-wing authoritarianism (LWA) is even been met with skepticism. Thus, we wanted to investigate LWA and its personality correlates using a recently published measure for LWA by Costello and colleagues (2022).”
Costello and colleagues conceptualized LWA as a tripartite construct consisting of three correlated dimensions: anticonventionalism, top-down censorship, and antihierarchical aggression.
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