Chapter 4: the prejudiced personality: are some people more likely to feel. Adorno et al (1950: explained in psychodynamic terms, personality structures flawed in such a way that they are conditioned to be especially likely to adopt prejudiced attitudes, authoritarian personality ; authoritarians. Certain patterns of prejudice, childhood upbringing and relationships with rents tend to be quite common. Authoritarians: more likely to be submissive to authority to adhere strictly to mid-class traditions/values think very rigidly (no grey areas!) Personality is a strong contributer in developing prejudiced attitudes: also explained in psychodynamic terms, believed that preju personality emerged out of a crippled ego. Also suggested these ppl repressed their fears and insecurities (to face shortcomings) This leads to many of the same charc as the authoritarian individual: ambivalence towards rents, moralism, need for definiteness, dichotomization (b&w thinking) 4 main reasons for decline of the psychodyn theory: 1.