This is something that’s been rolling around in my head for a long time. There appear to be two strongly divergent types of people that get pushed together under the same label. The first type is broadly synonymous with the dark triad personality type, and the second is broadly synonymous with neuroticism (aka anxiety disorders). The first sort of narcissism seems at first glance to be caused by the MAOA-L gene and the second by the DRD4-7r and CDH13 genes, all three of which are expressed differently at different levels of phenotypic intelligence. The element uniting them is psychological solipsism. In social terms, the first type follows the dominance axis and the second type follows the prestige axis.
The first reason this distinction is important is that the former type is characterized by a near-complete lack of anxiety. This is not to say that they are incapable of feeling stress, but rather that they are incapable of suffering from the anticipation of future stress (ref: Bob Hare’s shock experiment). In fact, they seem to feel stress very strongly and respond explosively.
The second reason this distinction is important is that neurotic narcissists are the sort primarily responsible for the current immigration crisis in Europe. This crisis may have been manufactured by a small clique of wealthy depopulationists (my conspiracy theory on the subject), but it was enabled by tapping into massive reserves of status signalling potential energy in NW Europeans. Heartiste talks about this tendency with respect to Ashkenazim.
Yes, Jews have higher average IQs that boost their representation in many cognitively demanding and particularly verbal-oriented fields, but Jews are greatly over-represented in Left Wing movements and groups above and beyond their representation levels in other fields that attract Jewish participation, and this latter observation can’t be chalked up solely to IQ.
Wildly disproportionate Jewish attraction to Left Wing causes and Leftist groups is a consequence both of their IQ and of their distinct personality traits — call it the Tikkun Olam Triad, a suite of personality factors that predisposes Jewish temperament toward preachiness/radicalism, feelings of superiority, and neuroticism. These traits, coincidentally, are characteristics that are typical of Left Wingers, Jew and non-Jew alike.
If Jewish IQ was all that mattered (and not Jewish psychology), as Lamb of the Blogosphere asserts, then we would see Jews punching as far above their weight in Right Wing movements and groups as they do in Left Wing movements and groups.
This ties back into my theory about people who are designed for anxiety inventing reasons to feel anxious when the environment is saturated with dopamine. One notes that Jews follow the tendency of Scandinavians to be either extremely liberal or extremely conservative (socially, not economically). Currently, the trend seems to be 3:1::liberals:conservatives, with the split following the urban:rural divide which is similar in terms of extremism. Conservatives tend to live in the country, therefore neurotic conservatives tend to live in the deep, deep country, and so on for neurotic liberals.
Magic next time for realz.