“Yet many languages also have words that English speakers might think of as “basic” emotions — love, hate, anger, fear, sadness, happiness. Early theories, influenced by Charles Darwin and pegged to shared biological structures in humans, suggest there are certain universal emotions that serve as the source material for all others, as primary colors might be blended to create many new shades.
Universalism is bullshit. All shades. Not All ___ is a derailment, attempt to enable, dismiss or deflect or simple result of a category error.
But just as later work has suggested that different cultures do not always categorize color in the same ways,
Different rods/cones plus evolution.
there’s a growing understanding that even those supposedly “primary” emotions may hold their own meanings and nuances in different cultures that aren’t directly translatable.“
Apply Occam to this. People are not cogs, Rousseau!
Language is also genetic. Really. This is known.
Preview of what they’ll “discover” next, trying to get ahead of the net?
Humanity, as we WEIRD individualists think of it, is also non-uniform throughout the species. Diversity aka variation exists, a scale of 0-100, if you will. Basically? Some races are crueler than others, simply put. Others less sadistic, even to their own people, animals, children, elderly etc. Science is catching up. We are not, as we’ll be told, dehumanising THEM, they dehumanise themselves, they hurt one another, what better treatment can WE expect?
Civilization is a combination of simple factors and conditions inc. IQ (organism and national), honesty (low cultural corruption*), genetic individualism, K-select breeding and rearing and finally, low sadism (antisociality in the population, little pathology, especially sexual sadism). When “high trust” is required historically (the current PC code for this) the West succeeds because of its low racial sadism (and resultant bias towards justice) and tendency to punish/cull predators (civil unrest) instead of reward with money, rape victims, goats, whatever. High culture is produced by ALL these factors, you can’t make exceptions for your own hedonism.
It looks like collectivism but it isn’t – it doesn’t hide personal responsibility or agency behind Muh Group Card (like the men who marry in China and are allowed to cheat, two-faced “duty”) or the need for virtue as The Other Guy’s Problem. It isn’t cruel or cowardly in secret, it’s openly FAIR.Cruelty is the key sign of an inferior mind.
The SJWs don’t name me for that reason. The science is coming out.
m-m-m-muh appeal to authority?
*So neither China nor Russia will run jack shit. They cannot innovate in a vacuum. The kitten-crushers of Japan and China make shitty parents and military generals. Honour culture isn’t a parade, it’s bravery. It’s sacrifice.
“Education is wasted on the lazy and stupid, and they’re the same people. That’s Dunning-Kruger. They’re blind to what they’re missing because they’re missing it!”
“If someone works harder than you, they deserve to beat you! Add up hours studied and you’ll find female (and male) conscientiousness isn’t bias, they activate with their IQ the traits which help them. The guy or girl “winging it” the night before deserves to fail*. Low IQ don’t have the IQ to know what they’re NOT doing! That isn’t everyone else’s fault! If there are systemic forces against men in some fields, the same must be true of women in other fields because that is how systems work, ya dummies!”
“..It just so happens by nature that there are more lazy men! So yeah, they fail! Confound!
You’re supposed to control for prevalence without ignoring the population. It’s like the IQ studies conducted by men that exclude stupid, lower class men to push the middle-class male genius narrative because the former dwarfs the latter mathematically if they don’t rig it.
(They also don’t control for education and class because they’re faking, like saying ugly people are intelligent in spite of correlations).
Another example of ignoring half: promiscuity/divorce risk studies that never look at men. That is scientism, like ignoring cooling data. They have looked but refuse to publish because it hurt their feelings. I’d like to see an atheist/divorce risk study.
You cannot ignore the left half of the bell curve, men overpopulate it!
Muh Bell Curve (ignores 50%).
They’ve simply never survived in these numbers before because responsibility is the new leprosy in a decadent West. It makes a lot of sense actually. No prior society (that didn’t collapse) ever had to tolerate this much stupid and it shows.”
I decided to drag up a study or two for the idiots who’d dispute it.
First, look at the materials put out to businesses.
“Of the five main personality factors, Conscientiousness has been shown to be the most consistent, significant predictor of workplace performance.10, 11, 12, 13, 14 For example, meta-analyses on the prediction of job performance from personality dimensions have demonstrated that broad measures of Conscientiousness predict overall job performance,15, 16 even controlling for cognitive ability.17, 18
AKA you can’t cry sexism, conscientious men (like Christians) do fine. Actually, that might be why. There are plenty of conscientious men so it isn’t an exclusive thing, the averages only vary slightly.
In addition to overall job performance, broad measures of Conscientiousness have been shown to predict a number of other valued workplace behaviors, such as organizational citizenship 19, 20 and leadership 21
as well as undesirable behaviors such as procrastination, 22 to name a few.
Conscientiousness is the best noncognitive predictor of performance across a wide variety of job types and work outcomes.”
NON COGNITIVE PREDICTOR OF PERFORMANCE.
Mr “Emotional Intelligence isn’t real”.
You have emotions. You have intelligence. You have an EI score, like it or not.
“17 Hough, L. M., & Oswald, F. L. (2008). Personality testing and industrial-organizational
psychology: Reflections, progress, and prospects. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 1, 272–290. 18 Schmidt, F. L., & Hunter, J. E. (1998). The validity and utility of selection methods in personnel psychology: Practical and theoretical implications of 85 years of research findings. Psychological Bulletin, 124, 262–274. [doi: 10.1037/0033-2909.124.2.262]”
“we framed the article as a series of 7 questions. These 7 questions deal with (1) personality and multidimensional models of performance, (2) personality taxonomies and the five‐factor model, (3) the effects of situations on personality–performance relationships, (4) the incremental validity of personality over cognitive ability, (5) the need to differentiate personality constructs from personality measures, (6) the concern with faking on personality tests, and (7) the use of personality tests in attempting to address adverse impact. We dovetail these questions with our perspectives and insights in the hope that this will stimulate further discussion with our readership.”
This article summarizes the practical and theoretical implications of 85 years of research in personnel selection. On the basis of meta-analytic findings, this article presents the validity of 19 selection procedures for predicting job performance and training performance and the validity of paired combinations of general mental ability (GMA) and Ihe 18 other selection procedures.
Overall, the 3 combinations with the highest multivariate validity and utility for job performance were GMA plus a work sample test (mean validity of .63), GMA plus an integrity test (mean validity of .65), and GMA plus a structured interview (mean validity of .63). A further advantage of the latter 2 combinations is that they can be used for both entry level selection and selection of experienced employees. The practical utility implications of these summary findings are substantial. The implications of these research findings for the development of theories of job performance are discussed.
“Our findings confirmed positive associations between IQ and the facets of Competence and Dutifulness (ranging 0.11–0.27), with academic achievement showing correlations of 0.27 and 0.15 with these same facets and 0.15 with Deliberation. All conscientiousness facets were influenced by genes (broad sense heritabilities ranging 0.18–0.49) “
Whew, up to 50%!
The idea of a smart douchebag is a myth to keep them appeased, or at best, they’re only mildly above average (1-2SD), true genius can cooperate (and self-regulate) but idiots can’t perceive anyone above them.
“I consider it to be contrived, pseudo-poetry; concocted from a talent for verse, and pretence.”
Degenerate art is empty, no good was used in the making of it. You can see the flatness of the artist in it. The soulless quality is visible and their fans will disappear with them.
None of the work is lasting and the work falls apart quickly in their lifetime and almost totally after their death.
A STEM example would be Musk, who tries so hard to change the world but refuses to change himself.
Who wants to make everyone happy, except his trophy wife of the year.
Such a man of the people, hiding in a chain of mansions and injecting Botox in his face.
Who won’t keep promises to forsake all others, but trust us, Hyperloops and Mars are feasible despite National Debt!
That is a bitter, wasted shell of a life and no good can come of it. Fame and cash can’t paper over incompetence.
“secondly that this was related to an extremely deep and continuous pretentiousness, insincerity… dishonesty.”
It reminds me of Edison. I’m serious. He believed his hype and it made him more immoral in doubling down and that is why he failed where success was an option, if he were a good man.
They are used to delusion making reality, if they play-act long enough it becomes real.
“a man who played roles all the time, with everybody, including himself – and if there was a real CW – a CW who was communicating-directly and spontaneously, a CW who dropped the pretence – then nobody ever seems to have seen it; nor does it ever appear in his writings.”
Don’t trust those men.
They might be psychopath, narcissist, borderline, but whatever it is, don’t touch it.
“It seems to me that in his twenties, Williams chose a path of play-acting, power-seeking, pleasure-seeking, and palliation; he tried to distract himself from himself,and from the human condition, by pathological busyness, pathological socialisation, strategies of self-indulgence… and this negated any possibility of genuine achievement”
Decadence and then deviance, when that isn’t enough. “best work is something of an ink-blot – there are potentially fertile ideas outlined, hinted-at; but never actually-actualised”
“fails to develop interestingly” that’s the sign, all talk.
Also applies to Peterson with the busy and the inkblot.
I haven’t posted about this because I presumed anyone interested would read the book.
How silly of me. You need to read something online first, right?
It’s new but there’s a lot there since emotional processing and regulation are cognitive abilities.
“Gender and race differences in EI are also meta-analyzed”
Yes, it’s totally SJW propaganda, they love looking for that stuff.
Not a day goes by, those pesky feminists don’t look for racial differences!
Did not one of you bother to look this up? I’m not even looking hard and finding great methods.
“both self-report EI and mixed EI exhibit modest yet statistically significant incremental validity (ΔR2 = .03 for self-report EI and ΔR2 = .06 for mixed EI) and large relative importance (31.3% for self-report EI and 42.8% for mixed EI) in the presence of cognitive ability and personality when predicting job satisfaction.”
You’d have to be quite stupid not to believe in EQ, it’s the technical side of what’s commonly mistaken for personality metrics. Do you not have a personality too? Do the people who “don’t believe” in IQ fail to have one?
If I dislike one MENSA member, IQ doesn’t cease to exist, I just think the person testing him should’ve tested him more.
If you can turn up your nose at meta-analyses, you must be intellectually dishonest. There’s no greater test available.
An hysterical or over-emotional person would also have a low EI/Q like the unfeeling robot, this isn’t emotionality or neuroticism. Those already exist.
If you read Daniel Goleman‘s book called, funnily enough, Emotional Intelligence,he explains many emotional difficulties men have, which lead to outcomes that are recognized and bemoaned by the same people that ignore EQ/EI (crime, divorce, suicide, depression)… male problems. If those problems are real, the cause (low EQ/I) is also real. Medical problem, biological cause. You’d think. So, what, are we not meant to study it? Because it might hurt some feelings? And you’re different from the SJW-types how?
“When measured as a trait, EI was more strongly associated with health ( = .34) than when it was measured as an ability ( = .17). The weighted average association with mental ( = .36) and psychosomatic health ( = .33) was higher, than the association with physical health ( = .27). Within the trait approach, the TEIQue showed the strongest association with mental health ( = .50), followed by the EQ-i ( = .44), SEIS ( = .29) and TMMS ( = .24). Furthermore, the cumulative meta-analysis indicated that this line of research has already reached sufficiency and stability. Overall, the results are encouraging regarding the value of EI as a plausible health predictor.”
Do you not have health, either?
Those numbers are too huge to ignore.
“This study used meta-analytic techniques to examine the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI) and performance outcomes. A total of 69 independent studies were located that reported correlations between EI and performance or other variables such as general mental ability (GMA)”
The alexithymia men typically report is responsive to therapy, surprising no one.
“The construct of emotional intelligence (EI) refers to the individual differences in the perception, processing, regulation, and utilization of emotional information. As these differences have been shown to have a significant impact on important life outcomes (e.g., mental and physical health, work performance and social relationships), this study investigated, using a controlled experimental design, whether it is possible to increase EI. Participants of the experimental group received a brief empirically-derived EI training (four group training sessions of two hours and a half) while control participants continued to live normally. Results showed a significant increase in emotion identification and emotion management abilities in the training group. Follow-up measures after 6 months revealed that these changes were persistent. No significant change was observed in the control group. These findings suggest that EI can be improved and open new treatment avenues.”
Alexithymia, btw: “Alexithymia is defined by: difficulty identifying feelings and distinguishing between feelings”.
I’m sure that has nothing to do with emotional processing in the brain, nope!
Why would we want to help men with their mental problems, how sexist! Men don’t have feelings!
Anecdotally, women know men have low EI or EQ because whenever they ask us about something, they want us to process their emotions for them, by whining and venting and hoping we’ll do the emotional labour on their behalf. Yep, like women letting men fix their car.
Emotional labour can also be studied scientifically. http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2011-13471-007
I was reading about SJWs and the Victorian Cult of Sensibility that kicked off their ostentatious, lachrymose over-sensitivity and it occurred to me that most people don’t understand emotion altogether.
to see it, to think of it, to feel it, to judge it, to parse it
…There is no discussion of it because by convincing the public that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the Left has placed it beyond the realm of discussion. According to the Left, beauty is a matter of taste, and arbitrary taste at that. There is no discussion of taste because to give reasons to prefer tasteful to tasteless things is elitist, nasty, uncouth and inappropriate. To have taste implies that some cultures produce more works of art and better than others, and this raises the uncomfortable possibility that love of beauty is Eurocentric, or even racist. To admire beauty has become a hate crime.…
When the societal split comes, they can live among their primitive ‘art’ in a hut and we can live in the Roman columned-mansions. Personally, I prefer the Greek style, but w/e.
A contrasting empathy attenuation hypothesis suggests positive emotion would be associated with lower empathy, because positive emotion promotes self-focused or antisocial behaviors…. This suggests that trait positive affect may be associated with decreased objective empathy in the context of mood incongruent (i.e., negative) emotional stimuli, but may increase some aspects of empathic performance in the context of mood congruent (i.e., positive) stimuli. Taken together, these findings suggest that trait positive emotion engenders a compelling subjective-objective gap regarding its association with empathy, in being related to a heightened perception of empathic tendencies, despite being linked to mixed abilities in regards to empathic performance.
In other words, they’re less responsive [read:dumb] to anything realistic [neutral] or less than their own rose lens of sunshine and lollipops. You can’t get through, it’s like a positivity shield highly irritating to everyone else.
The only area where happier people outperformed less upbeat people was in reading significantly positive shifts in emotions. In other words, they were better at identifying emotions similar to their own.
Another way to describe the study findings is that, despite their confidence, upbeat connectors are somewhat tone deaf to negative emotions, but more attuned to positives ones.
…Our work suggests that our self-reported beliefs about how empathic we are may not always accurately reflect actual empathic abilities. In the case of this study, trait positive emotionality [how happy we feel] appears to be one factor that can lead to a striking divergence between beliefs and abilities.
There’s a simple test to see what the men around you (really) want.
Tell them outright you’ll never sleep with them. Proceed to never flirt with them ever again. Do not acknowledge any overture.
NB. You may use a timer to watch how fast they disappear when they realize you’re serious.
Unless you look like this, in which case they’ll stick around to bask in your glow and try to fuck your friends instead.
If they see you as a guy, that is a problem if you develop feelings for one of them. You will be an unusual case of female friendzoning. If they don’t see you as a guy, they have thought about fucking you. At least once. Men don’t consider such things seriously. It’s prime daydreaming material. They have probably thought about positions and kinks and how much you’d do too. However, any straight male with a semi-attractive female friend will have thought about sleeping with her. They have. Ask them. Credit the honest ones. This isn’t a flaw with men, it is a feature of their sexual strategy. It makes it easy for we womenfolk to get their attention. As for holding it, you’re on your own. Get some good LTR game and learn to be a conversationalist. Have interesting hobbies that mark you out as better than other women. Read real books.
Few women would dare take this test. They know the result would be a net loss of attention and we can’t have that now, can we?