I’ve previously described, ad nauseum, that the basis of neurotypical society is conformity to an enormous complex of little behavioral rules. The people who better perceive these rules and conform most closely to them are promoted to the top.
But what about the melons? How do they purposefully flaunt the rules and still rise to the top, whereas a thal accidentally flaunts the rules and invariably sinks to the bottom? Some of it is instinctive racial memory (this guy looks like a leader and makes me feel safe, this guy looks like a nerd). But most of it is behavioral.
There’s a sort of circuit over-ride in cro magnon, seemingly absent in homo sapiens proper, that compels them to follow marching orders from entitled sociopaths. It must be part of the same circuit that decides which behavioral rules to follow, which new neural circuitry to build to follow these rules, which subculture to identify with, and which thought leaders to venerate. Tell them with 100% certainty that “everything will be okay” and their eyes glaze over. They’ll tell their friends “That person makes me feel safe. He’s a leader. The real deal.”
It’s like a state of trance that you, the sociopath in this situation, can broaden through habituation to greater suggestibility. The first time, you could tell them “Everything will be okay, please just let me borrow five dollars” and they’ll do it. After n repetitions, you could say “Everything will be okay, please just strangle that puppy”. But you can’t make them strangle the puppy the first time, that would break the trance.
The best sort of confidence broadcasts entitlement, per Roissy. That is, the sociopath feels he deserves to be the person setting the rules. To demonstrate this, he says “everything will be okay” and breaks a rule in plain sight of the cro magnon. The over-ride sequence is activated – afterward the cro magnon sees that everything turns out okay. If the rule breach is not properly framed (“frame control” in Game and rhetoric), then it is punished as nonconformity. Women respond to entitled asshole Game precisely because this emulates melon behavior- it’s not so slutty to sleep with the POTUS as it is to sleep with one’s shift manager.
Now, this description makes entirely too much sense because it makes the cro magnon look like a rational economic actor, observing the rule-breaker and the outcome. That is merely the appearance of the situation to objective observers- the real situation is illustrated by the order of these operations:
The over-ride sequence is activated – afterward the cro magnon sees that everything turns out okay.
First the trance is induced by confidence, then it is either strengthened and broadened by the sociopath’s suggestions and actions or shattered like a hypnopompic hallucination. It probably helps a lot in large groups to have melon-front, given instinctive phrenology, but confidence seems to be 80% of the Game otherwise. Better leader means more confidence, which means bigger groups, which means better military capability, which means WINNARZ.
This is the basis for the “reality management” obsession that I described in my NH post, “Some Thoughts on Melon Psychology”. One of these days I’m gonna repost that over here.