How to Act Like You're from Abnegation

Three Parts:ClothingBehaviorInteracting with others

If you've read the books Divergent or Insurgent by Veronica Roth, you've probably heard about the five factions. The Abnegation faction was formed by people who blamed selfishness for human nature's errors. They believe in selfless actions and attaining peace through the elimination of selfishness. By doing so, they choose to completely forget themselves and only serve others.

Part 1
Clothing

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    Wear a lot of grey clothes. This is the Abnegation color. Try to wear grey shirts, pants, shoes. Don't over-dress, the Abnegations wear simple clothes.
    • Wear clothing that is less noticeable. You can wear and brown if you like. In the Divergent movie some people are seen with brown and gray clothes.
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    Don't accessorize and wear jewelry. Try to wear no accessories. Only watches are allowed. The Abnegation are very simple and look down on unnecessary extravagance.
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    Wear your hair appropriately. Female Abnegation usually wear their hair up, in a bun or a knot. For boys, have short hair.

Part 2
Behavior

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    Read the Abnegation manifesto. You can read it here. Strive to follow the manifesto in everything that you do.
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    Try not to look at mirrors. The Abnegation don't look at mirrors because they believe that it supports egotism so try not to look at one directly as much as possible.
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    Sit quietly and try to keep your mouth shut. Abnegation are usually quiet, so refrain from making unnecessary comments.
    • Be quiet and don't attract attention to yourself.

Part 3
Interacting with others

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    Avoid talking about yourself. The Abnegation are selfless people. They don't think about themselves and they are without megalomania. Don't use the pronouns "I" and "me" too much.
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    Greet other people with a nod or bow your head. It is a sign of respect and a trait of the Abnegation.
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    Do not gossip. This is not an Abnegation trait. Do not back stab and talk about others with contempt.
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    Don't speak at the dinner table unless your parents ask you a direct question. Help your parents without being asked.
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    Strive to serve others. If you're in the train station, give up your seat for an elderly man. If you see someone hungry, give your food to them. This is the true Abnegation.
    • Love your family and friends.

Tips

  • Read Veronica Roth's "Divergent" and "Insurgent" for a clearing understanding about the factions.
  • Do not talk about yourself unless you are asked a direct question.
  • Use the stairs instead of elevators.
  • Abnegation men typically keep their hair short.
  • Funerals are usually somber events.
  • Try to hide your emotions.
  • Ignore it if somebody says something rude to you.
  • Listen to classical music.
  • Delete all online accounts you have.
  • Be peaceful.

Warnings

  • Don't stress about it. Just take it step by step slowly, trying to change.
  • Don't suddenly change yourself. It will surprise everyone and it won't be good. Keep the change gradual.
  • Don't share kisses in public. PDA is not appropriate.


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