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Which cultural type are you?

Based on The Lonely Crowd, there are three main cultural types: tradition-directed, inner-directed, and other-directed.

Tradition-directed social types obeyed rules established a long time in the past and rarely succeeded in modern society, with its dynamic changes.

This earliest social type was succeeded by people who were inner-directed. They discovered the potential within themselves to live and act not according to established norms but based on what they discovered using their own inner gyroscope. Inner-directed people live as adults what they learned in childhood, and tend to be confident, sometimes rigid.

...other-directed people were flexible and willing to accommodate others to gain approval. "The other-directed person wants to be loved rather than esteemed," not necessarily to control others but to relate to them. Those who are other-directed need assurance that they are emotionally in tune with others.

VotesAnswer
2tradition-directed
6inner-directed
1other-directed
5A mix of these.
3I don't know.
1Other.

Survey Info



12-Apr-17 4:48pmEnheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
I think I'm a mix of inner and other. Definitely not tradition.
12-Apr-17 8:45pmsouthernyankee
Based on the wikipedia link; mostly other-directed, both the good and bad parts of it.
13-Apr-17 10:32amLindaH
Mostly inner, but a smidgen of other
13-Apr-17 4:29pmJessicaWoman99 Bronze Star Survey Creator
Tradition I am a baby boomer from the 50's
14-Apr-17 2:10amLJD
Tradition....
16-Apr-17 7:20amCarlHalling
I've shifted; I was other directed; now I'm a mixture of inner and tradition directed.
16-Apr-17 2:05pmGomezy3k
Inner of course...
17-Apr-17 8:06amjettles Survey Central Subscriber Survey Qualifier
a mix I think
18-Apr-17 12:11pmLysannus 8 year anniversary at Survey Central today!
I would say mostly inner-directed with a small smattering of other-directed.
19-Apr-17 7:38amFordGuy Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
Where does butt-hole fit in this spectrum? Pardon the pun. Beer
21-May-17 2:37pmZang
Pretty equal combination of each.

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