Extremism is a mentality; a black and white worldview.
It’s a willingness to go too far to meet one’s objectives — to violate moral boundaries in pursuit of one’s aims.
- NRA, GOP
- Dominionism and Evangelicism
- fundamentalist thought
- outliers in a distribution where most people have a mix of moderate views; unusually narrow-minded
- associated with anger; hostility; violence
- vs. the Middle Path, Goldilocks Zone, the virtuous mean
- thrill seeking
- addiction cycles and addictive behavior
- emotional immaturity
- narcissism & Cluster B
- Horseshoe Theory