The Intellectual Superiority Defense Mechanism Of Anti
I have a new student for the social arts and he has had really small social interaction all through his life. Let's just say our beginnings have been intriguing to say the least. We have gotten into two arguments currently, but he has currently quantity closed and had a lady in his bed (But could not think his scenario so did not escalate). But he is a really prepared learner so it is definitely my pleasure to teach him. Having said that he has robust defenses to any improvement. Let me clarify.
He is very intelligent and comes from an intelligent household. He lived overseas in several nations till he was 10 years old. Then came to the US and had to assimilate and had a tough time of it. Exactly where most of us would believe he had an exotic starting to his life, he sees it as a substantial unfavorable.
He comes from a location several of my students come from. Not really social, some insecurities of self, harsh on himself several a time, and perfectionistic with any actions. He is so perfectionistic he avoids interactions with females at occasions given that he will not be great in them, at least in his personal definition and thoughts. Final evening when listening to his language patterns and thoughts, I noticed a pattern in his jokes and believed patterns. “Folks magazine. I would never ever interact with individuals who study THAT.” “Girls 30-38.” This is his strict definition of who he would be prepared to date. I noticed a subtle but really condescending tone towards individuals of reduce excellent or intellect, and a really harsh view on himself as effectively.
He sabotages sarging sessions by getting lengthy-winded and speaking incessantly on his personal intellectual subjects, not sensing the subjects at hand that the individuals he is interacting with are top towards. In spite of my setting boundaries on his conversation so we can move to sarging, he goes beyond these boundaries speaking once again stating that he wants to clarify himself (As if our intellect is not higher sufficient to fully grasp his statements alone.) At this point he has study really small about the PUA game as well.
1 of my wings in England, Grayboy, and I had been speaking Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and the mechanism of this… and he had a good explanation. “Thats a shield….intellectual superiority… true or imagined… can be a good supply of comfort. 'They never like me simply because they are as well stupid to get me' IS a shedload less complicated on the ego than 'They never like me simply because I never fully grasp social dynamics.' However much less productive. Feeling of Intellectual Superiority = at greatest thinly disguised condescending attitude.” He and I nailed it on the head what believed course of action and pattern was going on right here.
If you have ever study the book “A Confederacy of Dunces,” John Kennedy O'Toole introduces a character that is really intelligent, has notebooks complete of his thoughts and writings and they are higher level intellectual writings on society as a entire. He finds every person in New Orleans, specially his mother, intellectually inferior to him. He writes lengthy essays and treatises on the topic on how he's smarter than every person else. But given that he feels he's the only 1 who understands them, he now keeps them to himself. His jokes are normally tainted with a hidden hint of disdain for his fellow man. This character in literature is intellectual, sensible, but debases individuals. On top rated of that, regardless of that higher intellect he is only a hot dog salesman.
So individuals of higher intellect, who do not open up to individuals and get social, will isolate themselves with the excuse and defense that “Effectively no one in this planet is up there with me, no one understands me, I need to reside a lonely life simply because there are no matches for me and my intellect. I am as well picky and my tastes are higher that no one can ever match them.” Simple way out to justify getting antisocial and not fantastic with individuals. “I am so sensible, I am going to fall in really like with a laptop or computer terminal and interact this way. I am going to be a book jockey as well.”
The hardest issue was explaining it to him… simply because instantaneously there was a feeling from him that he was getting attacked or I was getting condescending myself when I made use of my standard methods to demo to him his language and believed patterns. As George Orwell taught in “On Politics and the English Language,” poor writing comes from poor considering, and poor considering also creates poor language patterns. But to defend poor considering, any person with a counterpoint is condescending themselves, attacking, or just not understanding simply because of reduce intellect.
But my most significant realization was that he had not socialized with society for so lengthy… that he did not have standard calibration capacity in human interaction. He did not have that radar in him but. He did not have the alarm technique most of us have when boundaries have been crossed or when individuals get in touch with him on his attitude to these of lesser intellect.
Getting a provocative hypnotherapist of the Jorgen Rasmussen college, I confronted him with my reality and truth of the scenario and my thoughts on his condescending attitude, his behavior. I actually never believe any person ever illustrated to him, point blank, how destructive his thoughts had been to himself and his partnership to society. He hurt my personal feelings a number of occasions, questioning me, my capacity, and my sexuality. (Umm, you hired me and are now asking if I am Bisexual simply because bisexuals will teach game improved? And when I answered straight, with his logic there was no way I could be the greatest instructor simply because I was heterosexual. Ok. Poor logic!)
Grayboy goes on… “He wants additional exposure to individuals……..not just hot girls but every person (Grayboy I believe you nailed it there). Having said that he would rather speak to you, as you happen to be definitely intelligent, you happen to be “on his level” then, not like “normal stupid individuals.” As a result explains the lengthy conversations and explanations as well ahead of sarging which utilizes up time for the duration of classroom lecture so there is no time for sarging.
Then Grayboy throws in this zinger: “Its going to be hard, he will Appreciate negging tho if he discovers it! Very good luck…” I believe I am staying away from that lesson at initial. Since subtle condescension is not negging or disqualifying your self. It is disqualifying Absolutely everyone ELSE to sustain that you are not socially versed simply because of their lack of intellect.
All round we all have distinct defense mechanisms. But tearing other individuals down to make your self really feel fantastic is NOT leaving them improved than you located them and will lead to additional loneliness. Folks will hang out with you if they really feel improved about themselves about you. But if you are continuously berating and generating enjoyable of individuals, and not in a teasing way, you are getting an intellectual bully and that wants to cease lest you shed any social contacts you may perhaps make.
I see this in the neighborhood all the time either in discussions of gurus or puas. “He's not as fantastic as me. I have 177 f closes and he has 20.” “Appear he only charges 1000 per bootcamp when I charge 3000.” “I have females students as well. he only teaches guys.” Something that can be stated to knock down the competitors only tends to make you isolated in the neighborhood. This elitist stance and believed course of action only leads to loneliness. Confident be proud of your achievements, but never knock somebody else down simply because of it. Develop your self AND them up.
As Grayboy alluded, the remedy for this is EMPATHY. Understanding your fellow man. Acquiring hobbies, Meeting guys and females of all sorts. Charity perform. Since if no one ever calls you on your bull for thoughts, you go about believing your personal bull, questioning why you are isolated socially, and considering that you have to clarify issues to the intense due to others' intellectual inferiority. You justify loneliness by saying, “I am lonely simply because I am superior.”
But if you preserve saying that, you finish up speaking to computer systems all your life.
As 1 lady in church taught me, “Be capable to stroll with kings: but preserve the popular touch.”