The term allocentric is used to describe a person whose personality attributes predispose them to prioritize the goals and needs of the group they identify with over their own. This psychological dimension is closely linked to collectivism. Individuals with allocentric predisposition usually overlap their sense of self with the identity of the group, usually seeing themselves as an extension of the collective. Therefore, they are compliant with social norms and tend to be interdependent with others, often engaging in sharing and cooperative behaviors. They often feel a sense of commitment to their group and thrive with the establishment of positive social interactions. Studies show that women tend to be more allocentric than men.

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