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Normative Idealization

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Have you ever listened in on a conversation between a single person and a married couple? Did you hear the phrases “being single works for me” and “I’m a relationship kind of person” being thrown around? Well, based on a recent study, what you may have perceived as a “live and let live” exchange was actually a self-righteous single telling a married couple that flying solo is spectacular, and a couple telling a single that being in a relationship is something he could benefit from. It’s called “normative idealization,” and it refers to the tendency to idealize your own lifestyle over others’ and the belief that others would benefit from the way you live, too.

Join Zaiyah, Uptown and the Zaiyah's House Family discuss this and other interesting topics on this weeks edition of Zaiyah's House