Symptoms of genius as chemical addiction

I referred to this in the previous post, but I figure it deserves to be highlighted. I changed a couple of the words, but you’d be surprised how few of them.


IDENTIFYING GENIUS

Creativity addiction typically starts off as recreational, in a social setting. The disease is progressive, which means that as time passes, he or she will exhibit a higher tolerance, frequently engage in the behavior and experience intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Below is a list of the common signs of addiction. If you are a struggling genius or someone you love is a struggling genius, get help now.

Physical Signs of Genius
Over-active or under-active
Repetitive speech patterns
Dilated pupils, red eyes
Looking pale or undernourished
Clothes do not fit the same
Weight loss
Change in eating habits
Unusual odors or body odor due to lack of personal hygiene

Behavioral Signs of Genius
Missing work/school
Work/school problems
Missing important engagements
Isolating/secretive about activities
Disrupted sleep patterns
Legal problems
Relationship/marital problems
Financial problems (e.g. always needing money)
Conversations dominated by topics of particular obsession

Emotional Signs of Addiction
Irritability/Argumentative
Defensiveness
Inability to deal with stress
Loss of interest in activities/people that used to be part of their lives
Obnoxious
Silly
Confused easily
Denial
Rationalizing – Offering alibis, excuses, justifications, or other explanations for their using behavior
Minimization – Admitting superficially to the problem but not admitting to the seriousness or full scope of the behavior or consequences
Blaming – Placing the blame for the behavior on someone else or some event
Diversion – Changing the subject to avoid discussing the topic

Three Cs of Addiction
Loss of control over the amount and frequency of creativity
Craving and compulsive ideation
Continued obsession in the face of adverse consequences

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25 Responses to Symptoms of genius as chemical addiction

  1. Jdc says:

    Want to read the most bizarre physical anthropology theory I’ve ever seen?

    http://aryanism.net/culture/aesthetics/human-beauty/

    I wonder if you could interchange the word Thal with Aryan?

  2. Jdc says:

    I’m pretty sure my comments are getting censored for some reason so I’ll try this one last time.

    I probably should start posting on the forum instead of here but this is a really unusual physical anthropology study

    http://ar yanism.net/culture/aes thetics/human- beauty/

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      Heaviside pointed out that it’s usually the comments with links that go to spam or the moderation queue. I try to check pretty often but that’s all I know how to do about it.

      • Jdc says:

        No worries. I’m apotheosis on the forums anyway. I’ll probably post pictures at some point to join the neanderhall as I like associating with you all.

        I like Edenic theory but it’s just a theory at the end of the day and I don’t subscribe to anything 100%. It’s easy to become dogmatic and fundamentalist about something but that precludes true understanding of a holistic world view. I’m not sure if a total system or absolute truth is possible though.

      • j says:

        You can tweak this from your WP Dashboard to allow a specific number of links per comment. It’s in Settings -> Discussion -> Comment moderation.

    • Jdc says:

      Upon further reading, this website is downright bizarre. A leftist NS movement? The precipes put forward in the series of articles are so antithetical to evolutionary biology and common sense that I have no choice but to reject it. It’s almost like an anti-edenism and not in a good way.

  3. Jdc says:

    Also agreed about pathological obsession. I rarely write anything down that I am thinking of as I’m not sure if it’s correct in the absolute sense of it being tautological or I just don’t think anyone else will be interested in something so abstract that it has no real relationship to the corporeal world.

  4. Lazer says:

    Behavioral Signs of Genius->Standing desks are weird.
    Missing work/school->Lack of polyphasic sleep is a hell of drug.
    Work/school problems->How dare you expect us to work outside 9-5.
    Missing important engagements->Laundry during the work week is a waste of time.
    Isolating/secretive about activities->Please leave us the fuck alone.
    Disrupted sleep patterns->Im taking a nap.
    Legal problems->Ill punch you in the face sapiens.
    Relationship/marital problems->She wants us to go to the bar, but she wont read our monogrphs.
    Financial problems (e.g. always needing money)->Oh really, sorry, but the forums disagree with you. Fiat currency is fake.
    Conversations dominated by topics of particular obsession->Google it sapiens.

    Signs of genius are simply that. In other words DEAL WITH WITH SAPIENS. They expect us to live their way of life, maybe its time we shove our way of life down their throats.

    • Lazer says:

      *In other words DEAL WITH WITH IT SAPIENS.

      • Lazer says:

        Irritability/Argumentative->Telling the truth is a crime.
        Defensiveness->How dare you violate my/our sovereignty.
        Inability to deal with stress->Social Reality is not in accordance with reality.
        Loss of interest in activities/people that used to be part of their lives-> I had too many experiences which proved observations true.
        Obnoxious->Telling the truth.
        Silly->Telling the truth.
        Confused easily->Telling the truth
        Denial->Telling the truth
        Rationalizing – Offering alibis, excuses, justifications, or other explanations for their using behavior->Telling the truth
        Minimization – Admitting superficially to the problem but not admitting to the seriousness or full scope of the behavior or consequences->Telling the truth
        Blaming – Placing the blame for the behavior on someone else or some event->Telling the truth
        Diversion – Changing the subject to avoid discussing the topic->Telling the truth

  5. Koanic says:

    Lol Lazarus.

    The cure for unwanted thought loops is literally holding your breath.

    Lack of oxygen focuses the mind wonderfully on the immediate.

    Breath was God’s gift to Adam, along with the divine spark of intellect.

    Both are privileges, not rights.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      Story time! When I was younger, I’m told that I’d become upset and hold my breath until my body turned blue. Afterward, I’d just sorta lie down and be unable to cry because that would require too much energy.

      Talk about commitment! Pretty alarming for a parent, one imagines. Doubt I could summon the will to pull it off now.

      >Lack of oxygen focuses the mind wonderfully on the immediate.

      Indeed, and this generalizes to all things it is possible to lack.

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