- The need to conform, to win approval, to be a member of the group-inability to disagree, to be unpopular, to stand alone.
- Over respect for authority, for the great man. Becoming only a disciple, a loyal follower, ultimately a stooge, unable to be independent, unable to affirm one’s self.
- The ability to be only active, dominant, masterful, controlling, in charge, “masculine,” and the inability to be also noncontrolling, noninterfering, receptive.
- Under respect for authority. The need to fight authority. The inability to learn from one’s elders or teachers.
- Knowledge and truth may be feared, and therefore avoided or distorted for many reasons.
- Rubricizing i.e. pathological categorizing as a flight from concrete experiencing and cognizing.
- Intolerance of ambiguity: the inability to be comfortable with the vague, the mysterious, the not yet fully known.
- Dichotomizing compulsively; two valued orientation; either or; black or white.
- The need for novelty and the devaluation of the familiar. The inability to perceive a miracle if it is repeated one hundred times.
-Philippe L. Gross-
The Tao of Photography