Metaphors.docx - Metaphors Groupthink a narrowing of thought by a group of people leading to the perception that there is only one correct answer and

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Metaphors Groupthink: a narrowing of thought by a group of people, leading to the perception that there is only one correct answer and that to even suggest an alternative is a sign of disloyalty. Groupthink is like a school of fish a) There is no individual action b) The fish all look to each other, just like groupthink in humans.
Coalition: the alignment of some members of a group against others. Coalition is a symbiotic relationship in the animal kingdom a) In the animal kingdom symbiosis describes the relationship between two animals that work together for a common goal b) Coalitions in humans are the same, two groups work to achieve a goal. Ascribed status: a position an individual either inherits at birth or receives involuntarily later in life
Ascribed status is like a brother you don't like a) You never asked for him but still you are stuck b) He can hold you back from a goal you may set, just like ascribed statuses.

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