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In our society, personality is considered an expression of individuality. We like to see ourselves as self-created, distinct from the influences of the past, bent upon our own development as self. Effects upon us are viewed as intrusions. But in the tribal society of Bambara peoples, personality is the sum of many parts – less an individual phenomenon than a reflection of the family, less a single unit than an integer of a larger, sustaining tribal identity. Personality is richer because it is not self-centered, mature because it benefits from diversity, and stronger because it draws its strength from the clan.

The argument has been designed to emphasize the supposed interrelationship between

(A) richness of personality and integration in a society
(B) individuality of expression and development of the self
(C) diversity of personality and self-centeredness
(D) A sustaining tribal identity and the strength of the clan
(E) Development of the self and the intrusion of outside effects
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Re: LKSAs CR#2 [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2006, 22:28
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In our society, personality is considered an expression of individuality. We like to see ourselves as self-created, distinct from the influences of the past, bent upon our own development as self. Effects upon us are viewed as intrusions. But in the tribal society of Bambara peoples, personality is the sum of many parts – less an individual phenomenon than a reflection of the family, less a single unit than an integer of a larger, sustaining tribal identity. Personality is richer because it is not self-centered, mature because it benefits from diversity, and stronger because it draws its strength from the clan.

The argument has been designed to emphasize the supposed interrelationship between

(A) richness of personality and integration in a society

(B) individuality of expression and development of the self


(C) diversity of personality and self-centeredness

(D) A sustaining tribal identity and the strength of the clan


(E) Development of the self and the intrusion of outside effects


The passage talks about how an integrated society can bring about the development of a rich personality. It is a critique on how the two aspects of human existence (self -development/personality and societal influences) are interrelated by giving an example of what happens in a self-centered society versus what is observed in an integrated clan like environment when personality becomes a sum of multiple variegated parts.

Believe it's A.

B comes close as well, but IMO that's not the purport of the passage.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2006, 22:45
Yes, I would go for A, since it provides the link that personality can be developed by integration into a group.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2006, 22:59
I also think A is right. But what is 'IMO'?
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2006, 23:22
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I also think A is right. But what is 'IMO'?


IN MY OPINION, IMO is abbreviation for IN MY OPINION :-)
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Re: LKSAs CR#2 [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2006, 07:46
Swagatalakshmi wrote:
In our society, personality is considered an expression of individuality. We like to see ourselves as self-created, distinct from the influences of the past, bent upon our own development as self. Effects upon us are viewed as intrusions. But in the tribal society of Bambara peoples, personality is the sum of many parts – less an individual phenomenon than a reflection of the family, less a single unit than an integer of a larger, sustaining tribal identity. Personality is richer because it is not self-centered, mature because it benefits from diversity, and stronger because it draws its strength from the clan.

The argument has been designed to emphasize the supposed interrelationship between

(A) richness of personality and integration in a society
(B) individuality of expression and development of the self
(C) diversity of personality and self-centeredness
(D) A sustaining tribal identity and the strength of the clan
(E) Development of the self and the intrusion of outside effects


A talks about traits of 2 contrasting socities ,personalities therein and how they are are put in the society space.

So I would say A
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Re: LKSAs CR#2 [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2006, 10:50
Swagatalakshmi wrote:
In our society, personality is considered an expression of individuality. We like to see ourselves as self-created, distinct from the influences of the past, bent upon our own development as self. Effects upon us are viewed as intrusions. But in the tribal society of Bambara peoples, personality is the sum of many parts – less an individual phenomenon than a reflection of the family, less a single unit than an integer of a larger, sustaining tribal identity. Personality is richer because it is not self-centered, mature because it benefits from diversity, and stronger because it draws its strength from the clan.

The argument has been designed to emphasize the supposed interrelationship between

(A) richness of personality and integration in a society
(B) individuality of expression and development of the self
(C) diversity of personality and self-centeredness
(D) A sustaining tribal identity and the strength of the clan
(E) Development of the self and the intrusion of outside effects


The highlighted text made me to go for A.
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Re: LKSAs CR#2 [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2006, 15:04
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The passage talks about how an integrated society can bring about the development of a rich personality. It is a critique on how the two aspects of human existence (self -development/personality and societal influences) are interrelated by giving an example of what happens in a self-centered society versus what is observed in an integrated clan like environment when personality becomes a sum of multiple variegated parts.

Believe it's A.

B comes close as well, but IMO that's not the purport of the passage.

Good one. Straight A.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2006, 22:40
A for me too.
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