Individualist cultures, where people prioritize their own goals, and collectivist cultures, where people prioritize group goals, often display significant differences. These differences include, but not limited to processes of mate selection, career development, and political organization.
The process of mate selection, on average, takes a longer time for individualist than collectivist, Typically individualist will encounter multiple relationships before they discover their ‘best fit’, a person whose personality best appeal to their interest. This, however, tends to be unreliable relationships, since, individualist often mistake the feeling of lust as love and feel more free to find a new partner as the old partner could no longer provide excitement. Furthermore, individualists are characterized as bold and often ignorant in conversation. Thus, it is probable that individualist may worsen relationships even in daily communications. In contrast, collectivist tends to abide to their family interest. The tend to encounter fewer romantic relationships and is willing to remain loyal to an established relationship.
Individualist and collectivist also differ in career development. On average, individuals tend to have more career changes than collectivist. This is because individualists feel free to pursue for self-interest and thus change careers more often. As a result, individualists from place to place and fail to establish a strong bond with the local community. However, they also tend to end up in a higher position of wealth and power. In contrast, collectivists value their relationship with community and social harmony. As a result, collectivist tends to remain at a work for a longer time , and, on average, move less.
Lastly, Individualist differ from collectivist in the type of government that they favor. For individual, whose praises freedom and privacy, a smaller government with does not interfere they lives is favored. Thus, individuals tends to be on the...