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rigid

(rĭ′jĭd) [L. rigidus]
Stiff, hard, unyielding.
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The child selectively identifies with parts of himself, based on parental and social norms, and the resulting constructed "false self" rigidifies, obscuring spontaneous expression of his "true self." The "true self" is no more real than the "false self" as an entity, however.
In dilatancy, the particles cannot move fast enough past one another and the system rigidifies. A ring of dry sand around foot steps seen while walking though wet sandy beach is caused by dilatancy of the wet sand.
Better than the male canonical texts, which have a disciplinary history that sometimes rigidifies our approach to them, these woman's texts invite us to cross the boundaries between literature and history, sociology and psychology, economic and material culture, and to rethink and recombine categorical structures of inquiry.