New Research Shows Link Between Left-Wing Activists and Narcissism

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  • A study from the University of Bern, Switzerland, suggests that individuals with narcissistic and psychopathic traits are more likely to endorse left-wing antihierarchical aggression, a form of hostility aimed at challenging hierarchical power structures.
  • The study highlights a gap in understanding authoritarianism among individuals who support left-wing political ideologies and addresses the psychological factors behind left-wing authoritarianism.
  • The findings reveal that neurotic narcissism is related to left-wing authoritarianism, particularly the subfacet of antihierarchical aggression, while psychopathy is associated with violent actions to challenge hierarchy.
  • The researchers propose the “dark-ego-vehicle principle,” suggesting that individuals with dark personality traits are attracted to certain forms of political and social activism to fulfill their ego-centered needs rather than genuine desires for social justice and equality. Read More

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