a brief explanation of how a person’s identity may develop differently in a collectivistic versus an individualistic culture.

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Individualism in cultures means loose ties. Everyone is expected to look after one’s self or immediate family but no one else. Individualism is about the rights of the individual. Dubrin (2004) noted it seeks to let each person grow or fail on their own, and sees group-focus as denuding the individual of their inalienable rights.

Collectivism implies that people are integrated from birth into strong, cohesive groups that protect them in exchange for unquestioning loyalty. Hybels and Weaver (2007) cited in collectivism, people value honesty, talking things out, using guilt to achieve behavioral goals, and maintaining self-respect. Their societies and governments place individual social-economic interests over the group, maintain strong rights to privacy, nurture strong private opinions, restrain the power of the state in the economy, emphasize the political power of voters, maintain strong freedom of the press, and profess the ideologies of self-actualization, self-realization, self-government, and freedom.
My cultural background makes me a little of both. I am a very sociable person in the right situation. I love to talk to people and learn new things on the other hand I really like to stay home and not be around people. I have to be in a certain kind of mood to go out and be around a lot of people. I also am a very affectionate person; I love to show affection to my children and husband.

References
DuBrin, A.J. (2004). Applying psychology: Individual & organizational effectiveness. 6th ed. Prentice Hall: New Jersey.
Hybels, S. and Weaver, R.L. (2007). Communicating effectively.8th ed. McGraw Hill: Boston.



References: DuBrin, A.J. (2004). Applying psychology: Individual & organizational effectiveness. 6th ed. Prentice Hall: New Jersey. Hybels, S. and Weaver, R.L. (2007). Communicating effectively.8th ed. McGraw Hill: Boston.

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