The words “Noble” and “Loyal” consist of an Association (like a bunch of grapes) of meanings. Noble (“raised on high”) embraces Ancient Africans Ma’at Integrity, Cardinal Virtues, and “Purity of Heart"—i.e. no “me, me, me” secret ulterior motives. It is incapable of deceit, deceptive hidden agendas, or evil. Noble displays pertain to ones Highest (Divinity) Self—like the Ma’at Virtues of: Propriety (fitting and appropriate), Balance, Order, Truth, Harmony, Peace/Tranquility, Fellowship, Justice, Rightness, Straightness or Righteousness, and Reciprocity (a generous “Heart” to help others to, in turn, help still others). Such is applied to the Noble Eightfold Pathof: Right Views, Aspirations, Speech, Conduct, Livelihood, Effort, Mindfulness, and Contemplation. All of this originates–in a grand, poetic, simplicity style–from the “ME/WE” center of a human’s Natural Integrity. Integrity itself is a human’s Non-Self being in Primordial Interconnections and interpenetrations with the Cosmic Organism. These exist as "All for one and one for all" inside the Cosmic Circle of Wholism. Ma’at Loyalty applies to a human’s Natural Integrity. Its mutual Respect is called Trust. A generic (meaning whether good or bad) Association embraced by the word “Loyalty” includes thoughts, emotions, expressions, and deeds pertaining to self-sacrifice, allegiance (the obligation of faithfulness), strong dedication, and profound personal commitment. Ma’at Loyalty expressed among like-kind people is not thinking and acting the same, but each in supportive, customized Grit thinking and acting. Each means what each says and say what is meant—pointing out flaws in patterns that slow, stop, or reverse wholesome progress, without it being taken as a personal attack–in doing beneficial things shoulder to shoulder based upon shared pertinent Human Ideals. Regardless of minor differences, Loyalty is shared because each has confidence in the others’ constancy, affection, and trustworthiness through the good and the bad.
Primitive Africans considered Human Ideals to be specific forces of Nature—symbolized by a “ME/WE” Totem—and present in all community members. The TotemImage, the Ka–"the one Great Spirit"–was deemed sacred. Both concepts were carried into the Americas by Africans thousands of years before Columbus. Suchmutual loyalty implies that together, by exploring the Ka’s path into Infinity Knowledge, all concerned can seek new Truths which expand devotion to Ma’at Virtues. Discerning people’s Character can start by assessing to what, and the degree, they are Loyal. In general, the young are loyal to individuals or peer-groups; when older, to situations and to types. (1) People who talk of helping those in Need, but who can neither help or harm, are likely to have “ME/WE” Integrity and show loyalty to themselves and others. Such stems from the center of their “Hearts”—powered by self-respect, dignity, and humanity. Their acts spring from an inner force which leaps into an African Reciprocity Being when Spiritual Elements “radar” conditions can be created, enhanced, or maintained to give meaning to unity. Almost always, in order to do the right thing, an expected pleasurable advantage has to be given up and/or some disadvantage has to be taken on—and often it is dangerous. They are proud of who they are, how they look, and what they are about—each meaning they can be loyal to whatever are Spiritual Elements attributes. All Keep Their Word and cheer others’ successes.
(2) Notice if one is naïve and “Good-Hearted” while doing weird things causing a “What!” reaction. These spontaneous emanations from their “hearts” are not to be misunderstood as other than fun and friendly intentions. Still, the “What” they spur can simultaneously make them vulnerable to unscrupulous people. (3) People’s Loyalty out of Dependency Needs arise from “big bang” and/or cumulative micro-traumas—thus causing them to lose their “5Ss” (Safety, Security, Self-Confidence, Strength, Stability). That generates an intense sense of isolation, need for Belonging, and a willingness to pay a huge price for even the tiniest degree of one of the “5Ss”. Such often leads them into a gang but with a sense of “Un-noble” Loyalty (i.e. “half-hearted”)—perhaps to being in a gang, or to gang members, or to having to betray their morals and do harm to anyone. But, no matter how one gets into a destructive world, there will usually be a tearful end for all concerned. Yet, these are Salvageable humans. Instead of being passive and complacent, Mentors show Gritty healthy loyalty by imparting Ma’at Standards in both congenial and critical ways. jabaileymd.com; JABLifeSkills; Theievoice.com