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Collective Conscious (High) and Social Solidarity (Low)

Susan describes her general approach to humanity:

I go back and forth on that one. That’s really funny about me. On the one hand, I believe pretty strongly in that “it takes a village.” But ultimately I think everybody’s responsible for himself. I don’t think anybody should rely on anybody else to help them, but I also think that it’s an important human characteristic to take care of other people.

Here Susan evidences having a high sense of Collective Conscious, the idea that “it takes a village.” But at the same time, she exhibits a lower sense of Social Solidarity, in that it concerns her to think that people would rely on others to take care of them. Interpreting this in light of her high Social Responsibility suggests that she wants others to feel individually responsible, and thus she moderately orients herself to a “we’re all in it together” mentality.

Life Purpose (High)

Susan has a high sense of purpose in life, especially insofar as she believes in the importance of making a difference in the lives of others.

She tells us her purpose is “doing the best I can with the limited skills I have” and describes her priority as “just to be the best person you can be with whatever you’ve been given. And the ‘do no harm’ motto, or whatever.” Susan tells us that a good life for her would be if she “can look back and say ‘I made a difference in one child’s life.’ Or two children’s life. Hopefully not just my own. And if somebody turned out better by some societal definition of better ... Then I’ll think that I did a good job.” Her Life Purpose is summarized as “Making the world a better place. Convincing people to think before they act in things that are important to me.”

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