Trait openness and agreeableness are related to a left-leaning political orientation but are negatively related to the endorsement of totalitarian ideals

David W. Hollick, Christopher D. Watkins

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    Abstract

    Although relationships between temperament and political orientation are well established [1-2], it is unclear whether they are moderated by opinions on how we should execute our political ambitions, with or without regard to individual liberty. We examined whether prior relationships between personality and political orientation are replicated using a short-form measure of the Big Five, and whether the extent of these relationships differ when including the endorsement of totalitarian ideals in the same model. We also examined whether self-reported dominance was related to the endorsement of totalitarian ideals, which may develop recent theorizing on the role of agentic personality traits in alliance politics and leadership emergence. [1] Gerber et al. (2010). Am Political Sci Rev, 104, 111-133. [2] Hirsh et al. (2010). Pers Soc Psychol Bull, 36, 655-664 [3] Watkins (2018). In Facial Displays of Leaders (Chapter). [4] van Vugt & Grabo (2015). Curr Dir Psychol Sci, 24, 484-489. [5] Judge & Bono (2000). J Appl Psychol, 85, 751-765.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Sept 2019
    Event6th International Conference of the Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies - Faculty of Science of the Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 24 Sept 201927 Sept 2019
    Conference number: 6
    http://2019.ptnce.pl/

    Conference

    Conference6th International Conference of the Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies
    Abbreviated titlePTNCE
    Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
    CityPrague
    Period24/09/1927/09/19
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