The Dogmatic Personality: Cognitive, Emotional and Behavioral Dimensions

How do you know when you are arguing with a dogmatic personality? Usually they are overly certain they are right. Your discussions are with people who behave as if they’re playing King of the Hill games. Their questions are posed in dualistic, either/or way with no middle ground.

According to Judy J. Johnson in What’s So Wrong with Being Absolutely Right: The Dangerous Nature of Dogmatic Belief, dogmatic personalities have fourteen characteristics – five cognitive, four emotional and five behavioral as we shall see in this article.

Author – Bruce Lerro – Socialist Planning Beyond Capitalism

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