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  bi-modal appropriativity
gary e. davis
January 26, 2019
A well-differentiated selfidentity graciously appreciates that the world isn’t an instance of oneself—and may also ambitiously appreciate that situational aptness is to be efficacious.

Relative to an interest in action—especially interaction—a person (selfidentity) appropropriates oneself for the sake of the interest. Selfidentity (S/s resonance of self-generativity or differentiated selformativity secured as selfidentity) personalizes action of interaction, which I’ve called s/p differentiation. ‘p’ may be merely situational (persona), which is common with taking a situational stance (enstancing oneself) or posture. Or ‘p’ may be richer: personality relative to an ongoing relationship. The main point is that most action doesn’t call for whole-hearted expression of oneSelf. Action has specific interest, which is merely personal.

Relative to interaction, a person acts appropriately, i.e., with fidelity to what’s appropriate for interaction. Even to simply act on something or in relation to something, there is aptness that is other-oriented, apart from partial engagement of oneself.

From Self to personalness and from one to another, appropriativity is better understood as bimodal rather than self-centric or sociocentric, in fairness to oneself (relative to a bounded situation) and in appreciation of the situation as being relative to another person (or other phenomenon).


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  Be fair. © 2019, gary e. davis