Authoritarianism and the way we valuate parenting goals. Here’s four questions:
1. Please tell me which one you think is more important for a child to have: independence or respect for elders?
2. Please tell me which one you think is more important for a child to have: obedience or self-reliance?
3. Please tell me which one you think is more important for a child to have: to be considerate or to be well-behaved?
4. Please tell me which one you think is more important for a child to have: curiosity or good manners?
The way you answer them determines your level of authoritarianism, according to Stanley Feldman, a professor at SUNY Stonybrook. See: Vox.

Thanks Arjen P. de Vries for reminding me of the article.