The Genetic Dynasty and the Cleon Complex

Posted on November 9, 2022

The present paper deals with the biological basis and medical aspects of a social phenomenon, recently classified as the Cleon complex in contemporary psychoanalysis. Although not recognized as a diagnosable mental disorder, it is a neuro-psychological phenomenon, that could be traced throughout the history of multiple worlds and is virtually a characteristic of any ruling dynasty or autocratic regime of governing. However, the present study explores the purely biological and medical aspects of the strive for eternal rule, rather than the neurological and psychological side.