Definitions: (1) acting in accordance or harmony with prevailing standards, attitudes, and practices <of society or a group>; complying; (2) to be or become similar in form, nature, or character

Balancing Qualities: Confidence, Individuality

Compatible Quality: a team player

• Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it. — Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880) French novelist
• The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another. — Quentin Crisp [born Denis Charles Pratt] (1908–1999) English raconteur

Comment: Beware of “confirmation bias” – the (deliberate or unwitting) tendency to interpret observations in a way as to fit or reinforce some pre-existing belief or assumption. This, of course, is a natural propensity but the more objective you become the less your subjective leanings will cloud your judgment.

Admonition: Know when (and how) to conform and when to buck the system.