Chapter 4

Sociability Dimension

“If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships—the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.”

– Letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Winston Churchill the day before Roosevelt died

Sociability is a person’s fittedness to be in a society of others. Fittedness refers to a person’s ability to be with others, and society refers to an established group or culture with set social norms of behavior.

A person who wants to be successful within a group often gives up individual or personal needs for the greater good of the group and its members. Therefore, the commission of a criminal act such as stealing or physical violence is not condoned ...

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