In Part I, I describe and discuss the ideal traits of a democratic personality, note the contribution of education to the acquisition of these traits, and describe other immature traits of personality that impede or preclude the emergence of a democratic personality. In Part II, I note how the traits of a democratic personality are or are not acquired through the processes of identity formation in late adolescence and early adulthood. Finally, I contrast the ideal traits of a democratic personality with other traits that can frustrate attempts to develop a democracy but which can contribute to successful adaptation in some relations of exchange. I conclude by offering a comment on the prospects for democracy in America.
Daly, Robert W.
"On Democratic Personalities,"
Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce:
1, Article 8.
Available at: http://surface.syr.edu/jilc/vol33/iss1/8