This post is born from a discussion i started here: http://www.eclipsephase.com/continuity-comprehension-check . (Again, sorry for my english.)
There are some people who think consciousness is the result of electrical activity in the brain, that consciousness is more than simply a collection of data and that that consciousness can not be copied. They view copies as entirely other people although with the same personality and memories as the original.
To them, the lost of the neural impulse means death for the consciousness. As a result, these people resleeve rarly and do so only by using realtime resleeving: the only mean for them to transfer the original neural impulse from one body to another (This last sentence is tru only if this is possible technologically speaking even if it means tweaking ego bridges a little or a lot and if it really means moving the neural impulse from one body to another, not copying it.).
They still make backups and use cortical stacks, but the reinstanciated ones considers themselves as entirely new entities, progeny of their previous self. They organise funerals for their past instances and grieve them.
Continuity Adepts see alpha forks as children and will never merged or prune them. They will never create lower grade forks and when they egocast this result in one being at the start point and one being at the arrival point.
They see erasing of an instance as murder even if there are other copies of teh one to be erased in existance.
New instance of a person often adopts a ,new look, new mannerisms, to differentiate themselves from their previous self.
They breed biologically and will always try to solve a problem without creating a fork or egocast or resleeving. They are strong users of rejuvenating treatments instead.
Considering all of this, the Continuity Adepts are not very well accepted in the EP universe, they are often viewed as outcast who live with ancient and obsolete views about identity and death thus they tend to hide their beliefs in fear of some repercussions of some sort.
(To be continued/Upgraded/Corrected)