Define “Value Introjection”

Introjection refers to the process of replicating the behaviors, traits and other fragments of the surrounding world into oneself. “Value Introjection” thus refers to the process by which an individual replicates or incorporates into him/herself, the values, behaviors and traits by observing them in his/her surrounding society. Value introjection is the source Social Capital where it means that individuals in a particular society observe values and incorporate them into their behaviors and actions. Such actions and behaviors are not guided by naked greed but by the social entities and these become appropriable by the individuals around and eventually by the society.