Date: 2009-04-17 03:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] xtina
I always figured that cliques and suchlike are those who devote energy to excluding others not like them.  As in, they take pride in excluding others.  It may only be 10% of their energy, but it's definitely an active process - to separate themselves from others because they're "better".

An interest group may have the effect of excluding others...  Say I saw a group of folk talking about, I dunno, crafting stuff, and I am just sitting here feeling all left out.  They are not devoting energy to excluding me (and managing the intricacies of who's in/out), nor are they assuming they're cooler than me for being craftsy.  We just don't share the same interests, and they have a group about it.

That's what I think.

/unnecessarily chatty
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