Psychological Perspectives

What do you think you're doing? You can't do that! I don't want you to do that! Do what I say!

These are all expressions of authoritarianism. Often, these types of expressions are found in some form of relationship. The more personal the relationship, the more likely this type of expression is directed at the other person without any subtlety. The more distant the relationship, the more subtle the wording and manipulation, but the same authoritarianism is conveyed. In all cases, these are dominant expressions, controlling expressions and abusive expressions.

People who are authoritarians usual...


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