Robert W. Daly


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.





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