Dependency in individuals relates to inability to make decisions, and the inclination to rely on others to initiate or lead in behaviour, while requiring them to be supportive, either materially, psychologically or emotionally. Dependency is normal for a child, and in some measure is normal for the infirm and elderly. In adults, dependent behaviour may prevent the development of full individuality. Dependent nations exhibit all of the foregoing traits. In addition, the well-known compensating psychology of dependence emerges among the pendant nations, that is, very demanding, very critical and accusative behaviour.