So I've decided to give the Iconians a try, do my first research victory, and I noticed that the xenophobic trait gives a -95% influence penalty. Seemed like a bit much but the social and research bonuses really do outweigh the military penalties so I understand. Then I realized that it does nothing about culture flip: xenophobic, alien mistrusting cultures are also the single easiest races to get culture flipped.
My google-fu has failed to locate any other discussions talking about this, so am I just missing something here? I tried to colonize a precursor planet nearby the Alterians before and saw that it hit 85% rebellion in a single turn because it only had 27 culture - it was somewhat frustrating.
off-topic EDIT: Hey, hang on, why is my nickname... I made this account years ago and just haven't posted anything on it so wow seeing my nickname as that is something of a shock.
Double EDIT: Nevermind, found the nickname changing option in the account settings.