Individual level refers to the internal reality of what happens within a person. And also to how this is expressed by the individual. This level includes categorism against others as well as internalized categorism. It does not include participation in groups, discourses, and so on, since that is included in those levels instead.
This is one of the eight levels of categorism.
Groups consists of individuals and discourses are built by individuals. This means that the individual level is the basic level that the other levels are built on, not that all levels are the individual level.
As one of the eight levels of categorism, the individual level can intersect with the other levels in ways such as the following:
- Individual Level and Group Level: A person is a part of a group - affecting it and, being affected by it, or both. Categorism can flow not only in either direction, but in both at once - when an individual push the group to further embrace prejudices or bigotries that are already somewhat embraced with the group, this may help the individual to convince himself while also gaining acceptance and influence in the group.
- Individual Level and Systemic Level: A person is one of the many individuals who do actions that form the system.
- Individual Level and Structural Level: A person reproduces and reinforces (or even helps creating) a social structure.
- Individual Level and Discursive Level: A person reproduces and reinforces (or even helps creating) a discourse.
- Individual Level and Dogmatic Level: A person believes in a categorist doctrine.
- Individual Level and Law Level: A person considers a categorist law to be just, and may use it to excuse personal prejudice and bigotry.
- Individual Level and International Treaties Level: A person considers a categorist global policy to be just, and may use it to excuse personal prejudice and bigotry.