Dysfunctional family dynamics linked to the endorsement of tyrannical leadership in adulthood

People who endure dysfunctional family conflict during adolescence tend to prefer domineering, selfish, and conceited leaders as adults, according to new research published in the Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies. The findings suggest that tyrannical leaders in the business world and in politics can find success because they embody some people’s implicit notion of ideal leadership.“I’ve always been fascinated by social cognition, which is how our thoughts guide our actions and preferences,” said study author Dayna Herbert Walker, an assistant professor at San Francisco State Univ...

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