Unbridled individualism

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Radical individualism
Lack of confidence in collective initiatives
Overriding self interest
Individualistic life style
Dominant individual vision
Self-serving individualism
Preoccupation with personal priorities
Ingrained individualistic patterns
Competitive individualism

Individualism is a world view that expounds the theory of individual endeavours and effects over societal efforts. In Western societies individualism has different meanings. It (a) rejects any external authority, yet may have a sense of social duty; (b) emphasizes individual uniqueness; (c) resents intrusion of the state and government; (d) represents competitive economic individuals; (e) values every person compassionately.


Radicals are often perceived to be illogical, half-baked, sentimental, disrespectful, surly, delinquent, unwashed and/or unfocussed.


Counter Claim:

Competitive individualism is shown by biology to be normal for individuals. A social system with a different structure is unnatural and therefore unworkable.

Broader Problems:
Social isolation
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
10.11.2017 – 20:22 CET