This is one of those things I figured out years ago, and afterward thought it went without saying because solipsism.
I’m more and more starting to think that the limbic system mode we’re running on – whether we’re male/female, intro/extro, positive/negative, etc, colors reality to such a massive degree that it’s meaningless to talk about truth unless we first state what limbic mode we’re running.
An introvert might become libertarian simply because he has a model-first approach to life (ie “sees” everyone as abstract actors in his head), has a natural affinity for elegant solutions, and has a strong sense of personal space. Is this truth? Or is it just reality viewed through the lens of the introvert’s nervous system?
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You’re absolutely right, and thank you for the easy post :-). This is why I say politics is mostly psychological projection. For instance, Common Law is English sense and civility writ large.
It’s not a categorical distinction, because your hardware matters much less when you’re giving directions to the gas station. Although it does matter.
Last thought: personality is more robust than intelligence and resistant to change, so saith Charlton.