Types of Memes

Types of Memes

Original Memes

  • Crisis
  • Mission
  • Problem Solving
  • Danger
  • Opportunity / Loss
  • ¬†Food
  • Sex

Secondary Memes

  • Obeying Authority
  • Skepticism
  • Belonging
  • Distinguishing Yourself
  • Caring
  • Approval
  • Tradition
  • Evangelism
  • Faith
  • Familiarity
  • Making Sense
  • Fun / Entertainment

Source: Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme by Richard Brodie (2009)