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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.” 

More Information About This Worldview Theme--note this table is under construction, last update: April 2022

a club WV Theme...

...individual <---> group

the theme is paired with: #103B Celebrating Team Accomplishments  to make Choice #28    in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure:                                                                       is this theme new to version 4?--YES

click to look at the Project Worldview Cultural Literacy Encyclopedia Related Words, Beliefs, Background articles for the above choice 

 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

Individualism  Egotism  Self Centered World
Selfishness Basking in Reflected Glory Social Isolation
Egocentrism Narcissism zero sum thinking  

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#1A   Humbly Unsure    #16B   The Golden Rule, Village Ethic of Mutual Help   #21A  Idealistic Populism    #21B Service to Others
#23A  Sustainability 23B Enoughness   #34 Valuing Traditions and Status Quo  #37B Global Citizen  
#38   Love As Family Glue   #40  Environmental Economics      #41   Struggling With A Basic Need: Self Esteem #48B  Liking Co-operation-Based Communities  
#49A  Social Welfare Statism   #49B Idealistic Socialism #203B Egalitarian Progressive #204B  Limits & Ethics

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

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
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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