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The term pluritan, coming from "plural" and "puritan" describes plurals, who while not conventional system exclusionists or endophobes, have narrow-minded or exclusionary beliefs on what constitutes a valid or healthy system.
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Here are some examples of pluritan beliefs, common in various sections of the plural communities.
- Believing that systems have a size limit, and only a certain number of actual people can exist in a system
- The belief that large systems are inherently dysfunctional, and shrinking system size is necessary for healing; may be accompanied by a belief that large systems must be distressed by their plurality
- The insistence that people who are happy with their plurality are being disrespectful to those who are distressed by plurality
- The beliefs that either non-disordered systems are superior to disordered ones, or that non-disordered ones are appropriating from disordered ones, irrespective of system origin
- The belief that median systems are not fully plural, or are just singlets confused about their identity
- The belief that plurality is inherently distressing, and systems cannot be happy with their plurality, or see it as a positive coping mechanism.
- The belief that introject heavy systems are impossible and/or that systems with a lot of introjects from recent media must be fake
These beliefs may often be internalized, even if a system in question does not actually believe them, they may hold similar ideas about their own system as part of doubt or internalized bigotry.