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rkbabang

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So, being a liberal is a personality type?
« on: December 11, 2020, 12:40:30 PM »
So, being a liberal is a personality type?

"But what if this is not merely a trend but an entire personality type? A new paper in the scientific journal Personality and Individual Differences posits a Tendency for Interpersonal Victimhood (TIV), an archetype defined by several truly toxic traits: a pathological need for recognition, a difficulty empathizing with others, feelings of moral superiority, and, importantly, a thirst for vengeance."

https://reason.com/2020/12/10/tendency-for-interpersonal-victimhood-trauma-research-study-trigger/


Gregmal

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Re: So, being a liberal is a personality type?
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2020, 01:01:29 PM »
To a large degree, Ive found laziness, entitlement, and a manipulative sense of philanthropy/save the world mentality used for personal reasons to be consistent with the lower class liberal. The upper class liberal elite are a totally different creature though. Mainly summed up as "the world is my oyster, but hey down there everyone else, lets just all get along and be happy and equal but keep it on your level and stay out of my neighborhood/life"....

cubsfan

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Re: So, being a liberal is a personality type?
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2020, 01:11:43 PM »
"But what if this is not merely a trend but an entire personality type? A new paper in the scientific journal Personality and Individual Differences posits a Tendency for Interpersonal Victimhood (TIV), an archetype defined by several truly toxic traits: a pathological need for recognition, a difficulty empathizing with others, feelings of moral superiority, and, importantly, a thirst for vengeance."

^ Oh, man, this is TOO good!  Best definition of a liberal I've ever seen!

JRM

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Re: So, being a liberal is a personality type?
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2020, 01:23:27 PM »

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Re: So, being a liberal is a personality type?
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2020, 01:37:41 PM »
LOL!

On display right here are your feelings of moral superiority!

Gregmal

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Re: So, being a liberal is a personality type?
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2020, 01:42:28 PM »
LOL!

On display right here are your feelings of moral superiority!

Regardless of political affiliation, if you "feel" superior to others, you're not. If you truly are superior to others, you just "know" it.

cubsfan

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Re: So, being a liberal is a personality type?
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2020, 01:57:44 PM »
^ But the Libs always have to TELL us how they are so morally superior !

rkbabang

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Re: So, being a liberal is a personality type?
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2020, 01:59:59 PM »
It's always about how they "feel".   With conservatives it's what they "believe" with liberals it's what they "feel".  Neither side does much thinking.

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Re: So, being a liberal is a personality type?
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2020, 02:10:33 PM »
It's always about how they "feel".   With conservatives it's what they "believe" with liberals it's what they "feel".  Neither side does much thinking.

It's "their truths" - but there is only THE truth.

Facts don't care about your feelings.

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Re: So, being a liberal is a personality type?
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2020, 05:48:06 PM »
I’m not trying to be rude but most liberals I know have pasts with very unhealthy relationships, bad family history,  poor job history, a worthless college degree or just some type of depression, anxiety, or mental health issues which they take prescription drugs for. I’m not making fun of people with those issues as they are serious.

The liberal framework is “we are all in this together”, “it takes a village to raise a child”, “we are a collective”. It makes sense people with these backgrounds flock to it. Sort of gives them some semblance of purpose and stability. Something they can get behind.

I’m not a psychologist by any means. But I can’t help but notice the correlation between the exponential growth of anti depressant use and liberalism.

Obviously not everyone who is a liberal fits this framework. Plenty of normal people who are left leaning. But the really extreme ones (further left than LC who I consider generally moderate) seem to fit this mold.
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