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The habit or principle of being independent and self-reliant,
  1. The habit or principle of being independent and self-reliant

  2. Self-centered feeling or conduct; egoism

  3. A social theory favoring freedom of action for individuals over collective or state control

  1. individuality: the quality of being individual; "so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality"
  2. a belief in the importance of the individual and the virtue of self-reliance and personal independence
  3. the doctrine that government should not interfere in commercial affairs
  4. (individualist) a person who pursues independent thought or action
  5. (individualistic) with minimally restricted freedom in commerce
  6. (The Individualist) The Individualist is a 1995 album by Todd Rundgren, under the pseudonym "TR-i". Moving toward the musical style that defines him in recent years, Rundgren mixes uptempo numbers, studio gimmickry, and heart-stopping ballads on this mid-1990s release.
  7. The tendency for a person to act without reference to others, particularly in matters of style, fashion or mode of thought; The moral stance, political philosophy, or social outlook that promotes independence and self-reliance of individual people, while opposing the interference with each ...
  8. (INDIVIDUALIST) The antithesis (opposite) of the collectivist in that he (she) insists that he has the right to exist for his own sake, provide for himself. To earn the fruits of that production for himself and keep it unless he/she makes the decision to help someone. ...
  9. (Individualists) Smallest camp of the Learned Clan, somewhere between the iconoclasts and the idealists opinions. Its members try to cooperate for the clan's sake but do not insist on others obeying their commands, like many elder idealists do.
  10. The person feels independent of groups; the person's interests prevail over group interests.
  11. As understood from a cultural and ecojustice perspective, individualism refers to the ways in which cultural patterns are given individualized expression—which may involve questioning and giving expression to new ways of thinking while at the same time carrying forward other taken-for-granted ...
  12. Along with their partisanship and insufficiencies, I love the very stupidities of dictionaries. So I went through the small and great Larousse dictionaries looking for the definition of the word individualism. ...
  13. pertains to societies in which the ties between individuals are loose.
  14. (According to Ayn Rand) Regards every man as an independent, sovereign entity who possesses an inalienable right to his own life, a right derived from his nature as a rational being. ...
  15. A philosophy of life stressing the priority of individual needs over group needs, a preference for loosely knit social relationships, and a desire to be relatively autonomous of others' influence.
  16. the theory claiming that an individual has certain "inalienable" rights (such as freedom of speech) that must not be violated by society. Here, the right of an individual to his own life is embodied in the character of Howard Roark.
  17. giving priority to one's own goals over group goals and defining one's identity in terms of personal attributes rather than group identifications.• (p.654)
  18. A single person is the basis for society, morality, rights. One person is not the means to others' goals (without consent).
  19. Placing one s own goals above those of the group
  20. the belief that individuals retain the highest political autonomy within society or that each individual has values of his or her own, which he or she is entitled to consensually achieve and maintain
  21. the autonomous and rational individual is the key actor in social change. (26)
  22. A way of living that stresses independence, personal rather than group objectives, competition, and power in relationships; achievement measured through success of the individual as opposed to the group.
  23. A cultural orientation in which people belong to loose social frameworks, and their primary concern is for themselves and their families.
  24. is the degree to which people have an independent definition of self. The self is separated and detached from groups. A person's inner attributes primarily make up his or her consciousness. Their personal and communal goals are not necessarily aligned. ...
  25. The United States of America is a highly individualistic society where people like to think and work individually. There is a concept of looking out for you and furthering your own gain and self interest even if it means that it is being done at the expense of somebody else. ...