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collectivism: collectivist norms allow very limited deviance from what is considered appropriate bx.
-there should be less tolerance to and more social sanctions against any exhibition of histrionic or antisocial traits
-personality traits that disengage individuals from the group are also among the least tolerated, including narcissistic, borderline, and schizoid features
-dependent and avoidant pers. traits should be tolerated in general
-obsessive-compulsive traits can be useful when they help an individual to follow strict requirements and rules
-paranoid tendencies may not be seen as pronounced if most people share similar fears and concerns

individualism: tolerance thresholds are relatively high
-norms cultivate tolerance to independent bx and a range of deviations from the norm
-many symptoms of personality disorders in their mild form could be accepted as signs of a person's unique individuality or the person's right to choose his or her own bx scripts
-however, due to expectations that individualism is based on self-regulation and self-discipline

high power distance: tolerance thresholds are relatively high toward bx that is accordance w/ the power hierarchy
-narcissistic personality tendencies are tolerated in individuals of higher status
-antisocial traits are particularly resisted b/c they challenge the established order in relations btwn. older and younger fam members, authority figures, and laypeople
-obsessive-compulsive traits can contribute to coping in interpersonal relationships b/c the person maintains the rules of subordination
-dependent personality traits are tolerated
-avoidant pers. traits are tolerated
-schizoid pers. traits required for some social roles

low power distance: pers. characteristics that are viewed as antiegalitarian are not likely to be tolerated
-among these characteristics are narcissistic and dependent features for their assoc. w/ the idea of personal subordination