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Good point about the tribes! Yes, to a large extent these sympathies and antipathies (or to put it simpler, likes or dislikes) harken back to whether one identifies (consciously or unconsciously) with a "tribe" AKA a "sub culture" - for instance, the "hard core developers" tribe, the "proud nerds" (or geeks) tribe, and so on ... so, as I alluded to before, I'm starting to believe that this is largely a "cultural thing" - we're expressing ourselves in the way we think is perceived as cool by our "peers", conforming to their norms and expectations ... man, what a discussion haha

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Alias

With a background in behavioral research, I don't think it could be explained any more clearly than that. The intuitive nature of competition between tribes and the biological processes to come off or be seen as the more dominant member of said tribes is largely what drives competition in most fields but also what makes people high in openness which from an ELI5 mockery is simply to say the physiological dependence of anxiety that comes along with being a said member of representation is very dangerous and something I hope to better understand during my time here on Dev as I learn other things to help better improve or fine-tune certain/specific skills and abilities I have.

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Right, sort of a large socio-psychological-behavioral experiment in the wild unfolding before our eyes, haha ... I wonder how the dev.to moderators and "community managers" are looking at these phenomena, or maybe they don't ;)

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Actually a great point, touches on the introduction post you have to make when signing up and is in near alignment with it. I'd be curious if the owners/moderators/managers of Dev.To would be interested in the data sets thought the samples are obviously restricted but it can still be done on a smaller scale with great significance.