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The Outsider

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4/12/2015 8:53:38 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
The collectivist is defined by the group. He, or she, accepts the prohibitions, and restrictions, as boundary lines making discernible one's limited role prescribed by something greater than oneself. In other words, any significance the collectivist may have is afforded to the individual by the group. For this reason, the collectivist sees the individualist as ungrateful.

A person who rejects the life-giving hand of the collective, in the collectivist's view, must be animated, or inspired, by something other than the group, something in stark contrast to the values of the group. The individualist is seen as an outsider and detrimental to the integrity of the group.