The "dark triad" of three personality traits: Sometimes called "dark personality. Psychopathy is a psychological condition in which the individual shows a profound lack of empathy for the feelings of others, a willingness to engage in immoral and antisocial behavior for short-term gains, and extreme egocentricity. Psychopaths do not have the fear response experienced by most of us to the potential negative consequences of criminal or risky behavior and are relatively insensitive to punishment.
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And I totally understand if you want to stop reading me after this, or revoke my book-reviewing license, or whatever. But guys, Twelve Rules For Life is actually good. The best analogy I can think of is C. Lewis was a believer in the Old Religion, which at this point has been reduced to cliche.
What could be less interesting than hearing that Jesus loves you, or being harangued about sin, or getting promised Heaven, or threatened with Hell? But for some reason, when Lewis writes, the cliches suddenly work. Sin becomes so revolting you want to take a shower just for having ever engaged in it.
When Lewis writes about Heaven you can hear harp music; when he writes about Hell you can smell brimstone. Jordan Peterson is a believer in the New Religion, the one where God is the force for good inside each of us, and all religions are paths to wisdom, and the Bible stories are just guides on how to live our lives.
This is the only thing even more cliched than the Old Religion. But for some reason, when Peterson writes about it, it works. When he says that God is the force for good inside each of us, you can feel that force pulsing through your veins.
When he says the Bible stories are guides to how to live, you feel tempted to change your life goal to fighting Philistines. Philosopher, missing the point.
Public intellectual, missing the point. Mythographer, missing the point.
About once per news cycle, we get a thinkpiece about how Modern Life Lacks Meaning. These all go through the same series of tropes. The decline of Religion. The rise of Science. The limitless material abundance of modern society.
The fact that in the end all these material goods do not make us happy.
If written from the left, something about people trying to use consumer capitalism to fill the gap; if written from the right, something about people trying to use drugs and casual sex.
The vague plea that we get something better than this. The thinkpieces are people pointing out a gap. Twelve Rules is an attempt to fill it.Review of Psychopathy.
William D. Tillier; Calgary Alberta; Update: Under construction. and before. Table of contents. 1). Synopsis of Psychopathy.
Precocious is copyright Christopher J. Paulsen. Teaching Social Psychology. Examples Illustrating Social Psychological Concepts Cognitive Dissonance. Cognitive dissonance - Jon Stewart reviews some recent examples in the news of how people try to reconcile contradictory thoughts.
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Cognitive dissonance theory the theory that we act to reduce the discomfort we feel when two of our thoughts are inconsistent (people want their thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes to be consistent with one another and their behavior).
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