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Why is it that humans have developed hostility towards strangers?

+4 votes
I'm guessing it has something to do with pack mentality/territorial instincts.
asked Oct 19, 2013 in Social Sciences by mootaurus Contributor (180 points)
Why is it that humans believe traits that apply only to SOME humans apply to ALL humans?
Not all humans are hostile to strangers. Just the most mainstream, typical, normal, conventional, provincial, small-town, and/or religious humans.

Evolved, open-minded humans actually LOVE meeting strangers.

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+1 vote
As stated by others it does do with mentality/territorial instincts and many times it has to do with fear of the unknown or past experiences that have influenced their present way of thinking. Taking a clue from babies once they feel safe to go to you they open their arms trustingly but prior to that they are mostly afraid. some mask their fear with hostility to protect themselvesit all varies depending on the culture and individuals involved.
answered Nov 11, 2013 by PAKIR Curious Newbie (146 points)