As part of my research requirements for psychology, I've been spending many hours writing up a meta analysis (study of past compiled research) on the nice guy stereotype, and I thought this would be…Continue
"Crap. I just went back and re-read your original comment. I must have glanced over it *very* quickly because I misread the first words as "female alphas" instead of "false alphas". Well, that's your explanation why I jumped…"
"No, the criticism is fine. I'll look over the studies you sent me and adjust accordingly.
The reason is the inevitable antagonistic and personal insults that are without need, ultimately acting as a general environment of hostility rather than…"
"Natural inclination? Really? The notion that human females can't effectively be an alpha figure because they don't have the ingrained skill sets has no basis in scientific reality. As a matter of fact, the only significant reasons for…"
"Just to point out, you began your dismissal of labeling with an act of labeling and casting blanket assumptions. I don't qualify as a liberal in many regards, but such assertions needn't enter this particular conversation."
""A man who... ...should he desire." I think there is even more going on there. A man who seems smitten over a woman can make the woman feel good about herself. So good in fact, she get's the feeling she can do better than this…"
As part of my research requirements for psychology, I've been spending many hours writing up a meta analysis (study of past compiled research) on the nice guy stereotype, and I thought this would be a good place to share it. I'll briefly summarize the validity of certain cultural stigmas as well as clarify what the science on the matter actually is. Keep in mind, what I am presenting is not opinion-based nor opinion-oriented, it is a citation and explanation of various research conducted under…See More
Here is a list of some time period themed parties I would rather go to.
Dark Ages - Everyone and everything will be covered in feces/mud, most of the food will be rotten and some guests will be infected with the Black Death as a…"
Psychology, shooting, movies, video games, beer, long-term relationships, politics
The Road, City of Thieves, Clockwork Orange, King-Warrior-Magician-Lover
Inception, This is England, Donnie Darko, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, Requiem for a Dream, GATTACA, The Big Lebowski, Taken
In general: heavy metal, classical, punk rock, folk. Band-specific: Blackbird Raum, Mastodon, Ahab, Spirits of the Read City, System of a Down, Mumford and Sons, Dethklok, Conflict, Against Me!, Leftover Crack
"What makes a man, Mr. Lebowski?
'I don't know... sir.'
'Is it being prepared to do the right thing? No matter what the cost. Isn't that what makes a man?
'er... sure. That and a pair of testicles."
"If you are trying to stop a "it makes me feel good" cycle that you feel is unhealthy/unwanted, then simply find what you are trying to smooth over or compensate for. Go back and take care of that.
Your appetite for the alternate…"
"standing back at the end of a long hard project and thinking "I built that".
Seeing my children come running as I pull in the drive at the end of a workday.
seeing my wife's eyes light up as I come in the front door.
"I find that having a supply of really good food to cook over the fire - salmon steaks are my favorite - and plenty of wine helps. You may want to take baby steps by going to a state park that has cabins you can rent. Once you graduate to tent…"