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I am competitive and prefer “I win, you lose” zero sum game outcomes.  I can be egotistical.  I have something of a pioneering spirit and at times am comfortable being  “a lone wolf.” I will sometimes seek credit for contributions I make to group efforts, rather than just remaining anonymous.  I value a social philosophy / belief system that places individual interests and rights above those of society—and individual freedom, self-reliance and independence above any social contract obligations.  Where applicable I’ll more often say "I" than "we" and “us” instead of “me.” 

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Note: With version 4.0, this theme is new to the Project Worldview theme structure in March, 2019.
As such this page may be rather incomplete or still "under construction" for quite awhile!

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More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #103A: Individual Glory

Egotism  (from online encyclopedia) 
Individualism  (from online encyclopedia) 
Self Centered World (from online encyclopedia)
Selfishness  (from online encyclopedia) 
Basking in Reflected Glory (from online encyclopedia) 
Social Isolation (from online encyclopedia) 
Egocentrism (from online encyclopedia)
Individualistic Cultures and Behavior by Kendra Cherry (article on very well mind site Oct 22 2018)
The Human Mind is Naturally Prone to Follow Egocentric Tendencies
Emerson's famous essay Self Reliance
Understanding Emerson's essay and links related to it
Self Reliance and Ralph Waldo Emerson (a Unitarian Universalist contribution)
Self Reliance and Creative Destruction, by Bryan Caplan (explores personal & economic individualism)
links to narcissism
Narcissism   (from online encyclopedia)
Global Advanced Trait Description: Self Absorbed (see also narcissism on this site)
"15 Signs Of Self-Absorbed People"  by Casey Imafidon   (on Lifehack site)  
How to Know if You're Self Centered
"Narcissist or Just Self-Centered? 4 Ways to Tell"  by Robert Taibbi   (article from Psychology Today)
The Self Sufficiency and Self Reliance Homepage
Modernity and Individual Responsibility, by M.M. Agrawal
“Is an Increase in Individualism Damaging Our Mental Health?”  by Rob Whitney (Psychology Today July 28 2017)
"We’ve Forgotten the First Principles of Our Republic – Self-Reliance" (October 2011 post on Charleston Tea Party website)
Tommy Thompson Lectures Tea Party About Self Reliance (fall 2012 blog posting on Bold Progressives website critical of tea party)
"Opinion: What Tea Party Critics Don't Get" by Rabbi S. Boteach (and "dignity is the human aura that comes through self-reliance" Nov 12 2012 post) 
Amortality: Why It's No longer Necessary to Act Your Age by Catherine Mayer (Apr 25 2011 Time story)
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls (where self reliant nonconformity gone wrong can lead--book review  in The New York Times  Mar 13 2005)
Individual vs. Society Themes in Literature: in Daisy Miller by James, and Old Woman Magoun by Freeman
Cultures in Conflict: Group Rights vs. Individual Rights, by Lyra Garzon
Conversations with History: A Dissenting Voice, with Christopher Hitchens  (2002 UCTV program)
Harlan Hubbard by Wendell Berry (biography of a self reliant non-conformist; read excerpts at Google Books)
The Teenage Pursuit of Individuality
Individuality by Robert G. Ingersoll
Co-Dependency Traps: Avoiding the Intoxication that Imprisons
Dependence and Conformity
quotes about self reliance

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