Edited: Previous label was gayer than Milo, fixed broken link, added awesome Entwaifu pun.
Pathological identity signalling is defined as “virtue signalling within a new moral framework which spirals into pathological inaction, because defining yourself as one of the special people means you don’t have to earn your virtue, reputation, or superiority.”
Pathological identity signalling is where a supreme gentleman learns a new concept or taxonomy and uses it (often immediately) to signal their high status and denigrate the low status of the outsider group. E.g. Vox invents the SSMV hierarchy where Sigma males are now the “best” type and Gammas are the “worst” type, so all the narcissists express themselves by signalling their Sigma behaviors and complaining about the Gammas. In the archetypal form, “It’s like this one time I was banging 10 chicks at once with perfect introverted aloofness and this Gamma comes along, I had to BTFO him with my 165 IQ and SEAL training (better than your krotty black belt lol). I hate Gammas lol.”
In a more pedestrian example, “My boy Xander isn’t stupid, he’s the ADD and needs very sensitive educators who understand his creativity and specialness. Did you know all of the geniuses like Neil deGrasse Tyson and the Einstein are the ADD? They have the better brains, much better for REAL LIFE and the streetz, not the normie wagecuck life like your kids. Normalfags are so gay they even have sex with each other and then happily married children, not like my boy Xander who is special and doesn’t need all that.”
In the neandersphere, it would look like this: “The way of the nobilid is comfy NEET schemes like Bitcoin mining in my mom’s basement, because wagecucking is for saps with their deceit and going-outsideness. How convenient that this is what I was already doing when I found this idea! Truly I am the NEET-chan superman by right of birth. MOM WHERE IS MY ENTWAIFU PILLOW, YOU KNOW YOU CAN’T TOUCH THAT.”
In the holistic mind, pathological identity signalling is perceived as a subtype of faggotry because it sabotages the male group and therefore group selection. It is also seen as a disgusting form of perverted weakness because it is pathological—believing I’m one of the special people is adaptively confidence-inspiring and apparently necessary for human males to get our dicks up, but if it discourages action and risk it will destroy my life by papercuts through a thousand missed opportunities.
This post is dedicated to Edenist Whackjob for kicking my ass about the brogramming thing because I’m getting too comfortable. He’s spending my fondness for him on my future benefit. That’s a good friend for you, who’ll do what’s best for you even if it means not being around to see it. I will respond to the comments soon, there’s been a lot of WINNING in those and a couple of questions it would be impolite to continue ignoring.