Balanced, Rectified, God-Centered Expression: To cleave to one's beliefs and practices even at great cost, because one's fierce love of God and truth permits no other option.
When Contaminated by Serpent (Ego) Consciousness: To b e firm and unmoving in one's beliefs, because "I" feel more comfortable and important that way. Imposing religious absolutes to control others.
Pathological Expression: Schizoid Personality Disorder where the individual is totally detached from the emotional needs of his/her social system and incapable of adapting to the shifting demands of a social life. (Schizoid Personality Disorder is defined as a pervasive pattern of detachment from social relationships and a restricted range of expression of emotions in interpersonal settings.)