- Apr 20, 2020
- Beaumaris, Melbourne, Australia
Randy, all generalizations are wrong, including mine.My limited time on this forum suggests we probably wouldn’t go there anyway! With the way this year has gone, a lot of people’s nerves are frayed, so a light-hearted corner of the world is certainly welcome.
Though I do have to disagree with @John King, unless I misunderstand his comment on cats. We have a part-siamese that cannot stand being alone. Sometimes she will harass you until you sit down and let her on your lap, and you cannot pet her enough. We sometimes joke that she’s a cat that thinks she’s a dog. She absolutely loves people, but hates other animals.
BTW, the Wikipedia article on field dependence bears no relationship to what I learned in Psychology school, or my use of the term in this thread.
Field dependence involves relying on a strong social support network to function in all aspects of life. Field independence is the opposite.
And my comments were not anti-Apple, they apply to human behaviour in general. Most people are field dependent, and therefore congregate in and belong to groups of one description or another.