Recognition (sociology)

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Recognition in sociology is public acknowledgement of person's status or merits (achievements, virtues, service, etc.).

In psychology, excessively seeking for recognition is regarded as one of the defining traits of a narcissistic personality disorder.

When some person is recognized, he or she is accorded some special status, such as title or classification.

According to Taylor, recognition of one's identity is both a fundamental need and a right, and non- or misrecognition is a form of oppression.[1]

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  1. ^ Taylor, Charles (1992). "The politics of recognition".

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