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    Default Inner Directed - Other Directed Typology

    Has anyone considered the typology of sociologists outlined in The Lonely Crowd?

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    I'm reading it and finding it very enlightening and interesting, especially since the place I live, NI is sort of a mix of the three typologies he describes tradition-directed, inner-directed and other-directed although I think everyones converging on the other directed social character.
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    With respect, I disagree. In NI - as everywhere - there is another type, just as "inner directed":

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