Definitions

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  • n. Lack of commitment.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ commitment

Examples

  • But it closed its eyes to the rest of the world in order to maintain its autonomy (pattern of noncommitment), and thus fell into stagnation.

    On Duality

  • Religious conservatives dig in their heals and reject scientific understanding wherever they feel it contradicts their tradition, thus sacrificing the connection their institutions have to common reality (loss of homonomy/pattern of noncommitment).

    On the Death of God

  • The bionegative system exhibits two patterns — the pattern of noncommitment and the pattern of vicarious living.

    Paradigm Assessment Schemata (Part 1)

  • A biopositive mode is characterized by the trend towards autonomy and the trend towards homonomy, whereas a bionegative mode is characterized by the pattern of vicarious living and the pattern of noncommitment.

    Paradigm Assessment Schemata (Part 1)

  • The pattern of noncommitment is the result of the trend towards autonomy being overemphasized and overpowering the trend towards homonomy — the individual is obsessed with protecting itself because it does not feel safe and thus remains guarded, constricted, and at times hostile.

    Paradigm Assessment Schemata (Part 1)

  • From this we can create a schemata that can then be used to assess any given worldview or paradigm by where it falls on an axis between homonomy vs. noncommitment and an axis between autonomy vs. vicarious living.

    Paradigm Assessment Schemata (Part 1)

  • The homonomy/noncommitment axis can be used to assess epistemology — whereas a biopositive epistemology is pragmatic (reason based) and develops principles to fit evidence, a bionegative epistemology is dogmatic (faith based) and organizes evidence to fit principles.

    Paradigm Assessment Schemata (Part 1)

  • The pattern of noncommitment arises as a result of the individual having an inconsistent/difficult environment from which rational and successful adaptations are not easily formed.

    Paradigm Assessment Schemata (Part 1)

  • In other words, once women begin to adopt certain male dating traits, such as initiating a date, they are also assumed to have adopted other traditionally male objectives, i.e., noncommitment sex.

    What Men Say, What Women Hear

  • If a man keeps putting you off, and you let him, you are just preparing yourself for more pain in the long run by ignoring or denying the noncommitment issue in the short term.

    The Joys of Much Too Much

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