The mind is averse. It is 90% more interested in avoiding things it doesn’t want than it is in recognizing the actual problem and moving towards a solution. It just attacks or avoids what it doesn’t like. Hating the problem is not the solution. What are you going to do? Throw poop at it like a monkey? But that is how people act, this can predict their behavior. People do this unconsciously. If you don’t know all of the cognitive biases and logical fallacies you can’t prevent yourself from making them. What you don’t know about yourself will kill you.
In the presence of a threat almost all herding creatures form a certain pattern.
Men are on the outside of the herd, women inside that, and children inside that. This behavior was necessary for survival. That is why it was passed on. But the neural myelination from the repetition of this behavior was also passed on to us in the form of a brain, and it informs are judgments unconsciously. It is as though you were driving a rickety cart down a dirt road and your cart keeps following the grooves in the road. Assuming that maybe in the span of a lifetime there was only the presence of an actual threat maybe 10% of one’s life, this model still predicts 90% of human decisions and judgments.
People are naturally hostile and insensitive to masculinity. While the male mind contemplates Nature, and the enemy and the world and struggles with it for his benefit and the good of the herd, the worst evil the woman knows about is the man. Men are even insensitive to themselves and their own emotions and this was necessary for survival. Watch little boys playing they imagine that they are things without emotions, dinosaurs, robots, cyborgs, samurai, gunslingers, G.I.Joe’s. Watch little girls playing they pretend they are princesses and faeries and they indulge in their emotions. This was necessary for the survival of the species. Emotions have to be valid from a feminine perspective because babies communicate no analytical data only emotional data. From the feminine perspective the emotions have to be valid. The irrational has to be valid. Deborah Tannen talks about how mothers ventriloquize for their babies, acting as a translator between fathers and babies. Interpreting their facial expressions and gurgles and twitches.
We can extrapolate even further from the model to see how it incorporates more people into the judgment schema.
Imagine that there is an old woman standing next to a young athletic man? She is scared of him. Is he intimidating her? or is she intimidated by him?