Starchild and Neanderthal Psychology
|February 3, 2013||Posted by Koanic under face reading|
** Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich is primarily Starchild. He may have some Melon or Cro Magnon lean. Look at the way the sides of his head bulge out. When I was a kid I assumed this was his hair, but it’s his skull:
He’s a bit slimy, with little or no public charisma, but wielded significant power as an insider. This fits the Starchild pattern. They’re like a Melonized version of Neanderthals – small-group manipulators.
** The dissociative window
On the other hand, perhaps creating a ranking of inherent evil for the three intelligent races is inappropriate. Thals are dissociative and absolutely ruthless to outsiders, whereas Starchildren and Melons do not dissociate as much, and thus have checks against such behavior.
A Thal is designed for a close-bonded insular group, so he does not need empathic projection as a social glue. He treats his tribemates well because they are all lifelong friends and family, and that is his deepest value. By contrast, Melons and Starchildren need empathic projection to prevent psychopathic predation on the extended ingroup. When a certain line is crossed, they experience discomfort and emotional pain, even on behalf of strangers. By contrast, Thals have massive emotional dissociation. Unless the victim is within the ingroup, they do not feel much of anything.
This is a bit difficult to understand, but it’s essentially the same thing as the emotional constipation and deadening of Aspergers’. The difference between Thals and psychopaths is that Thals form genuine, deep and sacrificial close bondings.
To distinguish this phenomenon from psychopathy, I’ve coined the term “dissociative window”. The edge of your window is your “line”, where you begin to feel discomfort, disturbance, and empathy.
Some Thals go to the other extreme, and display a near-universal empathy. This is because they are defining everyone as within their ingroup.
The dissociative window is also connected to the strictness of cultural norms. Cro Magnons have a very tight dissociative window, and are hence always getting offended when the tribal norms are violated. The resulting punitive behavior can seem bewildering in its cruelty, but that is because those with larger dissociative windows cannot take seriously what they view as non-existent offenses.
Thal conversational patter is mostly happy and saccharine, but they will drop horrific shit at random that shocks the hell out of everyone, then resume the happy chat as if nothing happened. Everything screams to a halt, but the Thal, programmed for near unlimited social liberty and trust, can’t understand what he’s done wrong. To the others, it seems that he’s let slip a psychopathy tell, or else major social miscalibration, or is intentionally being shocking to grab attention. But the psychopathic evolutionary strategy cannot exist in the Neanderthal environment, where everything is long term, so Neanderthals don’t even know it exists.
Here’s a perfect example of what I mean. The Joe Rogan podcast is co-hosted by Brian Redban. Redban is a TT and Rogan is an MM. Brian, in Rogan’s words, “says a lot of ridiculous shit.” A TT watching this may not even understand what Redban is doing wrong, and interpret the mockery as dickishness. They literally have no idea where the line is.
A pic from My Nationalist Pony is another example. Buttercup, the TT author, doesn’t understand how it is disturbing.
He also sent me this gif of a girl (a kid) getting KO’ed and possibly killed by a bowling ball, as something insignificant and amusing. I was pained and disturbed, which is a hard reaction to provoke from me. But it was also incredibly ludicrous that the cheery proprietor of MLP would casually drop something so horrific, with no idea what he’d done.
For reference, here’s my line. I can just barely tolerate the vid below, because it’s real and it’s what Buakaw grew up in. I’d willingly watch it once, but not twice.
Some big-eye melons and MT’s enjoy wolfish flirting with the edge of the dissociative window, a stimulating game that builds solidarity and affirms the shared line. TT’s find this dark, disturbing and pointless, since they completely lack the line. To them, it simply seems mean-spirited.
** Starchild psychology
Starchildren have very good, emotionally infused long term memory, which they heavily process and interpret. They operate on a long-term relationship basis. Meaning is primary, mediated through relationships. Letting people go is difficult.
However, they are not ingenopathic – compelled to 100% honesty to self-detriment – as Thals are. They are like the introvert version of Melonheads.
Starchildren do not have a conquest and colonization drive like Melons. However, Melons do seem to have an instinctive repulsion to Starchildren. I suspect this is because Starchildren act as natural predators to Melons.
Melons are hierarchical socializers. Starchildren are empathic socializers. Melons dominate; Starchildren influence. Put a Starchild and a Melon together in the same social group, and the Starchild will undermine the Melon by turning the social circle against him, making him look like a dick.
Thals also have a fundamentally different principle of social organization than Melons, but Thals do not actively enforce it. Therefore they represent a minor or non-existent threat when they are a minority. But Starchildren actively impose their egalitarian social order, in direct opposition to Melon hierarchical order. The Starchild reaction to Melons is chiding and indirect subversion through relationship building and value-weaving. (By this I mean persuasive appeals to what is right and good, etc.)
Starchildren have the emotional perception to see Melon dickishness, the Thal insoicance to flout Melon norms, the Melon aggression to not back down, the close circle relationships to win the confrontation, and the social facility to make him look like a dick afterwards
So I think to put it most succinctly, Starchildren are empathic dominators, and Melons are hierarchical dominators.