The low [Right-Wing Authoritarianism (RWA)] say they’d like to be low RWAs. So do the middles. But the highs usually say they want to be middles, not lows. I thought this happened because highs often dislike the people who would score low on the RWA scale, and that may be part of the explanation.. But I also discovered that if you ask subjects to rank the importance of various values in life, authoritarian followers place “being normal” substantially higher than most people do.

(Altemeyer, n.d.)


Altemeyer, Bob. n.d. The Authoritarians.