They value choice, freedom, and self-expression or identity, and enjoy bucking convention and expectation. Sometimes this resistance to expectations gets them in trouble though, and they make a choice that goes against their own self-interest or desires.
Because they do what they want, Rebels are free from the pressures other tendencies succumb to in terms of expectations. They enjoy challenges if they can choose how to meet them, and do best when there are no expectations.
Careers that allow for individuality and value pushing the envelope can be a good fit for Rebels. For instance, academia is full of Rebels, particularly with tenure. Once they get tenure, Rebels have a secure job but one where they can, for the most part, do things their own way, on their own schedule, and still publish papers or make work that rebels against the existing research and carves a new path.
People with the Rebel tendency who tip Questioner will focus more on fulfilling their internal expectations than resisting external expectations. These Rebels actually enjoy working for themselves, as long as no one else gets their expectations involved. One Rebel commented that no one cared whether he went to the gym or not, so he went every day because he wanted to.
So the influence of a lifelong rebel on a young girl eager to rebel explains why - almost three decades later - I didn't hesitate one minute when a friend called me in Florida to tell me Prince was doing a show in Chicago. Of course, I would be there. I knew that Prince would break boundaries and defy society's expectations. This was always instructive to me.
Like the rest of the misfits crowded into the United Center in 2012, I saw in Prince the passion to embrace his own identity within the confines of a world that still struggled to categorize and limit him. Even firmly planted in middle age, Prince pushed the limits of what it meant to be a black man. Prince was unabashedly himself. Since my first introduction to him in the early 1980s, I have been moved by Prince's fearless commitment to destroying our expectations about music, style, sexuality, gender norms, artistic expression and conformity. This was an especially important lesson to me as I struggled with my own identity as a weird black kid growing up in Miami.
In America's music industry, where black men are particularly saddled by heteronormative culture, Prince was truly a revolution. His gender-fluidity set him apart. In the Reagan era, his shameless sexuality made him a provocateur. Later in life, his religious conversion and clean lifestyle made him equally provocative. Whatever your expectations were, Prince shattered them.
I also witnessed Prince's disruptive power when he played in my hometown as the halftime show for the 2007 Super Bowl. Prince rocked a do-rag at the iconic Miami Super Bowl Performance. I had seen them hundreds of times on brothers in Liberty City. But when Prince donned one -- and complimented it with his signature eyeliner and high heels -- even the do-rag took on a new meaning. It was at once a nod to the 'hood and a provocative challenge to the carefully manicured image the industry usually imposes on artists. Prince had already famously rebelled by painting the word "slave" on his face. This more nuanced rebellion was accomplished through an image that refused to bend to anyone else's beliefs. For Prince, coupling a turquoise suit and a do-rag made perfect sense.
Yes, Purple Rain is an unqualified masterpiece. And Prince is an icon. But above all, Prince was a revelation to misfits, disruptors and other oppressed people. His legacy gives us all permission to be fearless, be unconventional and break boundaries. The lifelong rebel who raged against the machine while wearing purple heels left some big shoes to fill.
For some things, like exercising regularly, I have basically zero resistance and it is incredibly easy for me to do this every week with an almost fanatical zeal. This holds true for me whether the expectation comes from within myself or from an an outsider (people, society, etc.).
To some, this need to understand and choose may seem somewhat unruly and rebellious. To others you may see yourself in this. Regardless of the personal resonance, almost all of us know someone like this (whether we are consciously aware of it).
According to Gretchen's Four Tendencies quiz I am a Rebel (take quiz here). And according to her framework as a Rebel I resist all expectations, outer and inner... Wait, what?! This sounds so familiar!
Self-knowledge is such a powerful tool. Deeply understanding what and how we are motivated is an incredible way to bring effectiveness, more grace and increased happiness to our very own lives so that we can meet inner & outer expectations and build & break habits with the least amount of friction possible and in the most efficient way for our individual way of being.
will follow through on outer expectations, such as those imposed by a boss or society at large, but they have a hard time following through on inner expectations such as New Years Resolutions. When they become resentful, they will rebel against those outer expectations. I find it interesting that Obligers will often treat the people closest to them (spouse, family) like an inner expectation so that they will place work or volunteer obligations ahead of family obligations and family obligations ahead of personal health or self-care.
question all expectations and will only follow through on expectations that make sense to them. Essentially, they make everything an inner expectation. Questioners can have difficulty making decisions and sticking with routines. They also overlap with rebel and can rebel against rules or expectations that go against their reasoning or values. I am a questioner.
resist both outer and inner expectations. They may decide not to do something just because they are told to do something; they also often have trouble making themselves do things even if they want to do it. Rebels, however, are driven by identity and will often do unexpected things that shake up society or go to great lengths to achieve goals they find important.
What were the expectations of your family? Did you meet them? Are you still trying to? If you developed a sense of mastery in response to those expectations, within or outside your family, how did that make you feel? And how does it affect the way you now respond to expectations at work?
Slaves do not have the default expectations of colonists, instead they have unique expectations with a generally higher mood boost. Slave expectations replace colonist expectations based on what the pawn's expectations would be if they were a colonist based on colony wealth and noble status.
Slaves will occasionally rebel, staging something similar to a prison break. Slaves will turn hostile and uncontrollable, and will try to find weapons to attack nearby colonists. The rebellion interval is based on mood, suppression, proximity of weapons, escape route, and the presence of colonists on the map, with a base interval of 45 days. The time displayed is based on time awake - that is, if a slave sleeps 8 hours of every 24, the actual mean time between rebellions will be 50% longer. A displayed MTB of 2 years will actually be a MTB of 3 years.
Slave rebellions come in several different types: Grand, Local, and Single. A grand escape involves every valid slave on the map rebelling, while a local escape chooses a given slave as a locus with any valid slaves within 35 tiles also rebelling. A single rebellion is, as the name implies, a rebellion by a single slave.
Weapons such as Wood, EMP grenades/launchers, and Smoke launchers will not increase rebellion chance, despite being weapons. Rebellious slaves will take ranged weapons even if equipped with shield belts, dropping the belts in the process.
Suppression is one of the stats used to calculate the slave rebellion interval. The higher the suppression, the longer the expected interval in between rebellions. The suppression of a slave can be increased by interacting with them, melee attacking them with a colonist or executing other slaves or prisoners. Over time, the suppression level lowers depending on its current level by up to 20% per day.
Consider keeping your slaves happy. This is much easier than it might seem, since slaves have a huge baseline mood boost compared to a typical colonist, and will never get upset about lack of recreation. Slaves also get mood bonuses from performing work they're passionate about; paradoxically, these bonuses can last longer because the slave need not take recreation breaks. Having them drink psychite tea every other day will not only boost their mood further but also slightly increase their productivity (though unfortunately the big increase to recreation is wasted). Because slaves return to their rooms by default when in need of medical care, consider making their floors steel tile for an admittedly expensive increase to both cleanliness and room beauty. Also consider sticking "hand-me-down" beautifying sculptures in their rooms instead of just selling the old art. On the other hand, ascetic slaves allow you to have a happy slave with the crummiest room possible. Masochist slaves will love having a mindscrew implant (though it will lower their sale price), and the pain will lower consciousness, reducing their movement potential and further discouraging rebellion. Or just punch them once in a while.Not only do happy slaves rebel a bit less often, joyful slaves can benefit from inspirations as other colonists do, making them even more useful as your property.
If you have the Royalty DLC, consider giving slaves brain implants that cause brain shock so rebellions can be safely suppressed with no loss of life, even with armed and armored slaves, by using EMP weapons. Implants such as the circadian half-cycler and the circadian assistant also increase the total productivity of the slave, and the half-cycler reduces movement capacity by reducing consciousness; the downside is that these implants increase time awake, lowering the MTB for rebellions. 2b1af7f3a8