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Allocentric and Idocentric

Allocentrics tend to be unusually concerned with the actions of their in-group members, are high in affiliation and sociability, and are very sensitive to rejection. Idiocentrics have many friends, but their relationships with their friends are rarely intimate.

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Idiocentrics are independent of groups (such as family, race, religion, tribe, social class) and tend to do "their own thing." If there is a conflict between their personal goals and the goals of their group, they tend to use their own goals. They act more according to what they like to do than according to what they should do. If they are dissatisfied in a situation, they just leave it. Idiocentrics have many friends, but their relationships with their friends are rarely intimate. The cocktail party is prototypic of their relationships with others. They enter and leave new groups with ease. They are logical, make eye contact easily, and have strong opinions. They feel ...

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Idiocentrics are independent of groups (such as family, race, religion, tribe, social class) and tend to do "their own thing." Allocentrics are commonly found in collectivistic cultures.

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