We’re “social animals.” We live and survive in communities. At the same time, we’re individuals: each of us is unique.
“Humans in society” constantly engage in efforts to balance our sense of our “self” with our sense of the community around us. We try to balance our own needs and desires with those of the community, to cooperate as much as we can and to “stand alone” in constructive ways.
We inhabit “personal spaces,” which are defined differently in different communities. Violations of that “personal space” are frowned upon. Elements of “personal space” can involve “private parts” where uninvited contact is prohibited. They can involve a sense of personal distance, within which another person is considered “rude” or an intruder. They can involve traditions or rituals that are expected to precede interruptions of movement or speech, and so on.
Humans in society have various roles and status, and ways of displaying them. Soldiers wear uniforms; doctors drape stethoscopes around their necks; “high status” women wear high-heeled shoes that indicate they don’t do heavy labor; etc.
Societies have ways of dealing with nonconformity to their rules. We are generally more tolerant of violations by the young, who haven’t yet fully grasped the rules. We may have rituals of intervention involving a series of gradually increasingly severe corrections, or we may accept a strategy of immediate violence. Penalties may involve temporary or permanent reduction in status, or even exclusion.