[+/-] Conservatism as psychosis
Thanks also goes to Buridan for reminding me of a study published a couple of years ago in the Psychological Bulletin by four leading scholars. The peer-reviewed study found:
Variables significantly associated with conservatism, we now know, include fear and aggression..., dogmatism and intolerance of ambiguity..., uncertainty avoidance..., need for cognitive closure..., personal need for structure..., terror management..., group-based dominance..., and system justification....
These personality traits certainly seem common in the American intelligence community, where I presently work.
Hey conservatives! Criticize the study if you will, just make sure you read it first :)