Amygdala hijack in Dilbert

Compare:

This is a video of singer Meatloaf in what I would say is a level six or seven (out of ten) amygdala hijack initiated by Gary Busey, on the reality television show “The Apprentice,” hosted by Donald Trump. There is no stroke, however it is clear that the peaceful Meat we all love is no longer in control – his amygdala is calling all the shots.

There is a temptation to think that because this was reality television, it might be staged, but I am quite certain this wasn’t. There were little details that jump out to anybody who has dealt with Narcissists and extended periods of amygdala activation. These details are probably not well known enough to have been included in an arranged skit. From Mark McGrath, earlier in the show, repeatedly performing loud, moaning sighs, without realizing it, after leaving the company of Busey (I found myself compulsively making the exact same noise, almost reflexively, after leaving my Narcissist Bob’s company, as a sort of subconscious stress relieving technique), to Meatloaf’s blank, stunned expression right before the meltdown, there are things that will stand out to anyone familiar with what it is like to be around guys like Busey. Plus, Meatloaf seems like a decent guy who would be genuinely horrified to lose it like this when a sick children’s charity was at stake. Based on my experience, this was real.

The Amygdala Hijack In Action – A Video Example

Anyway, seeing as I’m drunk and unable to write a post more than one word long saying “compare”, here’s some random MLP shit from a channel I like.

Hay look, it’s Overwatch except with ponies and colors (btw ThrackerZod is Heaviside). Fuck you, I’ll do something ingenious tomorrow.

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16 Responses to Amygdala hijack in Dilbert

  1. bicebicebice says:

    Who is the Busey of Eden? Lets find out!

  2. Pseudorandom Bypasser says:

    (Repost, not by me.)

    • I’m doing a big time audit soon and it’s likely my budget for commenting on blogs will be severely K-selected in order to save crucial mental resources for other endeavors.

      I’d like to keep dilbertpilling aeolids, however, so I’ll still be available via e-mail. Get in touch with Aeoli and he’ll hook you up. Let’s all become jacked chads with independent contract programming LLCs like jsonmez.

      Meanwhile, I’ll try to get a few more classic EWposts in before the curtain of K falls.

      • Koanic says:

        Time is the non-renewable resource, but energy is the productive resource. Maybe you should stop seeking an outcome from writing a comment beyond writing the comment.

        • I gots to do what I gots to do – and right now there’s no room for Edenism in my RAM. If anyone wants me, they can reach out.

          • Koanic says:

            I wasn’t suggesting that you stay. I was suggesting that you stop setting objectives outside of your locus of control.

            RAM is a whiteboard that requires both marker and eraser topics.

    • magam ammga says:

      I’m sure these pictures are being posted a lot by chad dilbertpills…

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  5. “I was suggesting that you stop setting objectives outside of your locus of control.”

    Correct. Dilbertpilling Aeoli (via influence) is good, commenting on blogs with some sort of expectation of result is bad. Got it.

    “RAM is a whiteboard that requires both marker and eraser topics.”

    Care to elaborate? Sounds interesting.

    • Koanic says:

      Punches don’t land hard when the body is tensed with effort, and you’re more likely to injure yourself.

      > Care to elaborate?

      I use edenism as an “eraser” topic to clear my RAM between focused productivity bursts. One cannot swim through air, but one cannot swim long without tasting air.

      • I’m considering whether starting my own EW blog might be a good way to harness Edenism for productivity. The commenting is not working – even if I discipline myself and view it strictly as an eraser task, there are other, better ways that clear RAM *and* give some background gain in utility (going for walks with podcasts, things like that).

        But starting a blog might be a good creative outlet and speed up my own OODA loop in certain ways, while providing some value to the community of whackbros as well.

        • Aeoli Pera says:

          I recommend working to live, rather than living to work. If blogging is what does it for you, go for it, but you might enjoy woodworking or something like that more.

          If I understand your personality correctly, I suspect you’d enjoy making video games.

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