Monday, March 26, 2012

Dirty work

A reader sent me this video of James Fallon, science-famous for having killer ancestors and violent genes.  My favorite part is where he basically says that sociopaths exist to do the dirty work for everyone else.




Here are paraphrases of what I consider to be the most interesting parts:

6:48  There's a societal receptivity to psychopathology, in fact one may say that there's psychopathology in all of us because we ask the so-called successful sociopaths or psychopaths to do the dirty work for us. Ok.  And not just the dirty work but the good work.  You don't want your neurosurgeon to be empathetic and caring emotionally when they're working on you.  You want them to be cold machines that don't care.  Same thing with an investor. . . . A society almost demands that we have psychopaths.  It's a very stable feature throughout society in history that these people are there.  And they pop up in a very malignant way sometimes but these traits seem to be very useful to society so we almost ask for it, or our genes and our behavior ask for it.

8:10 Many of them . . . have excellent memories.  And there's a genetics to this.  The people who have very good memories usually have two forms of a gene that allow you to have very good memories but they also make you very anxious to depressed.

12:40  The fundamental way that a psychopath is put together is like a three legged stool.  One of the legs is a high vulnerability genetic alleles (aggression, violence, lack of bonding), brain loss, and abuse.

14:00 Two areas of the brain that are damages are orbital cortex and the ventromedial cortex

15:30 Cold cognition (logic) in balance with hot cognition (emotions, ethics, morality, etc.) in a normal brain.

Here's another video of James Fallon.

58 comments:

  1. check check and check and check and check to the dirty work. -I care for my tribe and I take pride in fighting for my people.

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    1. Moses LOL
      This place never quits

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  2. Loved it, ME. Some fascinating points and very, very true! I've always said that when all hell breaks loose, you really want to be in my corner. I would do ANYTHING for those I love. Cheat, steal, torture, kill... it's all good.
    Thanks for bringing this man to my attention. I will certainly be looking up more of his work.

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    1. Cheat, steal, torture, kill... it's all good.

      It's all good lol

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  3. please indulge me.. try to coerce me into doing something stupid!!! :D

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    1. shedep ahm furst . Respet my athoretay

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    2. *Middle Finger*

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    1. LOL touche. well played my friend.

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  6. This is all bullshit! Sociopaths CHOOSE to be sociopaths!
    They engage, thay practice it and THEY ENJOY IT! It is
    all a choice. I don't believe a word he says..........

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    1. go away, you stupit

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    2. ^It is spelled stupid. Take some grammar and spelling classes..........

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    3. No one CHOOSES to be a sociopath you idiot. Try to atleast read on the subject before making a fool of yourself in front of your peers.

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    4. I have researched it and researched it and I stand
      by my above statement. And a sociopath is NEVER
      my peer.

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    5. well, you have just been peer pressured into responding to one.

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    6. People choose their actions to a certain extent. Lack of impulse control is a real thing. I know. One has to be mindful but in certain cirlces, sociopathic behavior is advantageous.

      They choose how harmful they are because they can redirect energies and seek counseling. They do not have the normal mechanisms others have to tell them right from wrong. They have to desire to be "good". Most of the time, that is just not advantageous, so they do not.

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    7. A highly know actor lacked empathy from the crib but
      he mastered those genes; married and had children.
      He contributed to society and did not hurt people.
      He is my PEER.........

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    8. HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaa

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  7. I met someone last night and they glommed onto me because I am smart about something and they need support. Now I am sorry i gave her my number. Why does this always happen to me?

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    1. Don't you ever do that?

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    2. It's very, very rare. I don't want to be an asshole. I want to get rid of her.

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    3. I don't know.

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    4. Why get rid of someone who could potentially do something for you, too?

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    5. Do I have to keep her, Mom?

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    6. Darling, I don't care whether you keep her or not. But she is yours if you want :)

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    7. Just tell her you arent interested. Anything else is being an asshole. Upfront always wins. If she cant handle it, that is her shit to deal with.

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    8. Ok that would be fine.. but I will be chanting with her nam yo ho rengay kyo in a small group, no joke.

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  8. Psychopathy is HBD and the gene is successful and eugenic because it evolved for a purpose.

    The abuse associated with textbook psychopathic behaviour creates behaviours which wouldn't be present otherwise. The neurotype is advantageous for a few members within society, though a purely psychopathic society couldn't function without empathy.

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  9. I have a buddy that is a psychopath. At least that is what we have heard from others that know him. But I watched him use eye drops the other day, and noticed him flinching just before the drop left the dropper and hit his eye. Would that not be a type of fear reaction ? Liek expecting something to happen and feeling it before it happens? I thought psychopaths don't feel that?

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    1. That is an automatic response, most likely. Why do people think he is a psychopath?

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    2. It's not suppose to be automatic for paths.

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    3. What if one day he put the drops in from the wrong solution, the disinfectant, and now associates anything on the eyeball burning the crap out of his retina? What if he is so add he doesn't remember if he took the bottle with the red cap till the last millisecond?

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  10. I lol-ed at the second video. If that guy really is a psychopath, is it possible for him to constantly be the 'nice guy'? I should think he'd sometimes slip back to nature. He's to old to influence his nature by nurture and I doubt he will successfully behave emphatically in all every-day-situations.

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    1. Empatheticly, not emphatically.

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    2. He mentioned how others see him, and the reply wasn't great. Did you even watch the fucking video ?

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  11. Psychopaths are the descendants of human hybrids created by an alien race. The nephilim in the bible was a bastardized account. They are here to keep our species in check.

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    1. You mean demons in skin? I think so......

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    2. I totally think there is something to this too, I think it might have to do with genes, I think its hard for soul to marry with certain genes, since the grays are supposed to be soulless from excessive gene manipulation where they could no longer get a soul to connect to the body. DNA definitely has something to do with spirit.

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  12. Hello SW I felt lonely for you. It has been a long time.
    Love from Monica

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    1. Nobody gives a fuck.

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    2. Shut up, asshole. Not you, Monica.

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  13. "I think only sociopaths have the option of being truly selfless. Empaths' are hardwired to draw back benefit, albeit subconsciously."

    This is very beautiful. Did one of the regulars write this?

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    1. New, not regular. Thank you Anon.

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  14. The universe is feeding my delusions with synchronicities once again.

    When he was talking about his age in relation to his discovery of his psychopathy (second video), he said it was significantly harder to alter established behaviors and notions at age 63 than at, say, 21.

    Funny, I'm 21. I'm also just coming to terms with my sociopathic tendencies. I used to tell myself I was an empath; that's why I can get along with everyone. Of course, I just overlooked the fact that I had no stable sense of self. I knew I was just mirroring everyone's bullshit right back at them, but self-delusion is a powerful thing, especially when you're desperately clinging to what you believe to be your last shreds of humanity. Turns out, letting something go is much easier when it's already gone.

    I am not an empath. I rarely feel emotion of my own, and even more rarely that of others.

    I am a sociopath. I am, at all times except when absolutely alone, under disguise. I lack the capacity to form emotional bonds with other people and feel little-to-no desire for "true" interaction.

    I am not a serial killer. I am not a rapist. I am not [often] a thief. I have piercing eyes and a cold demeanor, but I do not inherently harbor resentment for all of humanity. Contrary to popular belief, it is possible for me to like people. I can't form an emotional bond with them, I probably won't seek out their company often, and I doubt I'd miss them if they went away... but I still like them.

    I'm a predator, not a monster. My biological makeup and life experiences shaped me into the person that I am today, and I cannot be held responsible for that. I am only responsible the decisions I make now with my newfound understanding of myself.

    I am not completely inhuman. I feel "emotion" in my own way. I do feel normal emotions from time to time, and though often intense, they usually fade quickly. My normal state of operation is calm, collected, and calculating, free of the haze of emotions... but I do understand their necessity in maintaining balance, both within and without the individual.

    While genuine spontaneous emotion is quite infrequent for me, I often find myself "feeling" in a different way: I "feel" rationally. I'm not sure I can fully explain this, but in a situation in which I know I should feel something, I sort of synthesize the emotion. This creates a rational/intellectual sensation of the emotion, still free of the haze. I can have my clarity of mind and still "feel." It's absolutely fascinating to me.

    I should also note that I sometimes find myself inadvertently inducing emotional states, something I would never have believed was possible until I became aware of it and tried consciously doing it. Which I can. I focus on the emotional state, how it affects thought processes and behavior, how it presents externally... and then I can slip into the mindset (and thankfully right back out at will). Once I learn to properly utilize this...

    I think that all these years of introspection, drug exploration, meditation and mysticism have expanded my consciousness to the point where the line between imagining something and experiencing it are blurred. After drugs started losing their thrill, I began experimenting with mental disorders. It's extraordinarily fascinating to see life through the eyes of a disorder you don't have. Helps me better understand myself and others. Helps me better manipulate myself and others, should the need arrive.

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