other-directedness

(redirected from other-directed)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical.

other-directedness

an attitudinal orientation or personality type in which a person's sense of social identity is dependent upon the approval of others. In the two-fold schema proposed by RIESMAN (1950), other-directedness is contrasted with inner-directedness, in which a person's behaviour and sense of social identity is mainly governed by internalized standards and conscience. Riesman's suggestion was that modern societies like the US, dominated by mass consumption, were increasingly moving towards other-direction and an anxiety-riven conformity; a fear of not fitting in (other-direction), rather than a deeper sense of‘guilt‘ or 'shame’ (inner-direction).
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Correlation analysis results (see Table 5) showed that the three self-directed coping strategies were significantly positively correlated with self-esteem, that those three relinquished-control coping strategies were significantly negatively correlated with self-esteem, and the four other-directed coping strategies were not statistically significantly correlated with self-esteem.
The final, other-directed strand of Arab culture is arguably the most dominant: those whom Riesman would have called the "lonely Arab crowd.
The other-directed theory derived from David Reisman, Reuel Denney, and Nathan Glazer relates to Rockwell's work by exploiting the fact that this was an era where other-directed people looked to media for education and guidance.
On the other hand, in terms of self-presentation, the coexistence and interchangeability of self-directed and other-directed identity claims (Gosling et al.
We might describe being, then, as naturally ecstatic or other-directed, and at the higher levels of being we see a greater capacity for such ecstatic movement: "The better a thing is, the more does it diffuse its goodness to remote beings.
Toward the end ofKapitalismus, the author briefly discusses the other-directed orientation of the entrepreneur with specific reference to Germany: "We need to produce things that no one else can produce and that are so good and desired that the whole world wants them.
The imposed other-directed experiences in schools will not be adequate to prepare students to continue to learn effectively beyond school.
Her topics include growing up with fairy tales, the silencing of Cinderella's voice, her sexuality, women's relationships, and choosing between a self-directed and other-directed life.
We cannot hope to understand what happened in 1776 and afterward without a sound grasp of the three great traditions that flowed into the revolutionary stream: the inner-directed, conscience-driven, ordered liberty of the Puritan North; the honorific, other-directed Herrenvolk notion of freedom as power and privilege of the slave South; and the pietistic egalitarianism of the Quaker colonies of the mid-Atlantic.
We become less self-more directed, more other-directed, only to wake up surprised to find ourselves less than we were; more aged, more wearied, less shine, bluff and bluster.
The driving question is to what extent charity, which is ideally other-directed, involves a quasi-selfish desire for God as the fulfillment of our beatitude.
Then, in the crucial move, Mandik aligns 'saying' with other-directed intentionality and 'showing' with self-directed intentionality.