1.) The need to conform, to win approval, to be a member of the group – inability to disagree, to be unpopular, to stand alone.
2.) Overrespect for authority, for the great man… Becoming only a disciple, a loyal follower, ultimately a stooge, unable to be independent, unable to affirm oneself.
3.) The ability to be only active, dominant, masterful, controlling, in charge, ”masculine”, and the inability to be also non-controlling, non-interfering receptive.
4.) Underrespect for authority. The need to fight authority. The inability to learn from one’s elders or teachers.
5.) Knowledge and truth may be feared, and therefore avoided or distorted, for many reasons.
6.) ”Rubricizing”, i.e., pathological categorizing as a flight from concrete experiencing and cognizing.
7.) Intolerance of ambiguity: the inability to be comfortable with the vague, the mysterious, the not yet fully known.
8.) Dichotomizing compulsively; two-valued orientation; either-or; black or white.
9.) The need for novelty and the devaluation of the familiar. The inability to perceive a miracle if it is repeated one hundred times. [s. m., A. B.]
(„The Tao of Photography: Seeing Beyond Seeing”, de Philippe L. Gross şi S. I. Shapiro)
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