Failure to Compromise our Embarrassment

2013 | Part of the series: The Impossibility of Moral Behavior.

One of the most important aspects of social development is the formation of self-concept, or identity, the sense of who (S)he is and the relation to other people. A key assumption is that individuals are intrinsically motivated to achieve a social distinctiveness by strengthening our sense of legitimacy and differences but while it can be true for most cases it is also true that those bonds inherited from social interrelations can trigger another set of behaviors, and that is the assimilation of the self by means of delegitimization of our knowledge of ourselves.