I want to thank you if you’ve made it through the first part of this series and you stuck with it. In some respects I can see why it might be odd that I’m covering cognitive processes, however, these are really the foundational premises for so many other Red Pill intersexual dynamics, as well as interpersonal and even social dynamics between humans that they deserve some sort of fleshing out. Again, I want to stress that these cognitive processing models are ideas I’m coming to and not settled science. However, they are based on both classic interpretations combined with the benefit of what we know about the biological, evolutionary and anthropological aspects of the cognitive processes today.
If you made the connection to Freud’s components of personality models – the Id, Ego and Super Ego – in the last post you at least grasp something of the initial theory I’m building on here. Useful as they are, Freud’s models lacked anything like an understanding of how the human mind works or how it evolved to the degree we take for granted today. Freud made his best guess at these processes from an inner psyche perspective. He formed his theories from what he deduced was operating inside our heads. My belief is that his (and others’) cognitive process models evolved and developed in response to interpreting our environment and the stimuli that our senses translated to them in our formative evolutionary past. Really, all of these interpretive processes, Instinct, Emotion and Reason, are the result of our experiential lives and the many benefits they provided us in surviving and reproducing.
All of that is not to discount the internal psyche and how these processes define who we are. Freud’s model proposed the Id, Ego and Superego are components of personality, what I’m proposing is that these components are the result of evolved cognitive processes – Instinct, Emotion and Reason – that served to create these inner models which later became those components of personality. I should say that I’m not entirely sold on these Freudian components, but I can see how cognitive processes would’ve led to developing them. I propose that these components of personality, Freud’s or other’s, are the products of these interpretive processes.
The Ego is a result of the Rational (Reason) process, while the Superego is a summation of the Emotional process. Since I don’t want to veer off into the psychology lesson in all this I’ll leave this proposition for another essay, but I do want to make a distinction here; What I’m proposing in this series is that our evolved interpretive processes are the means by which we interpret our reality, which in turn shapes who we are individually, socially and sexually.
Stripped down, the Id is a result of the Instinctual process and largely resides in our unconscious or preconscious experience. Instinct is reflexive, and the behaviors it prompts are directly related to our basic survival and reproductive needs. Instinct operates outside our consciousness because of the inability of the human brain to focus on the endless sources of stimulus we experience in life. As good as we’d like to think we are with multi-tasking our interpretive cognition can only process so much; the rest is pushed into our subconscious periphery and hindbrain subroutines. This is the auto-pilot part of our instinctual cognition.
Since we largely see our Rational and Emotional processes (not to mention our social consciousness) as “higher order” processes, we tend to downplay the importance of Instinct. Our Instinctive process evolved to sustain our physical survival and reproductive imperatives in as pragmatic and practical a way as would be expedient. In most respects Instinctual interpretation and cognition is, by necessity, based on immediacy. By comparison, Emotion and Reason are slower forms of cognition, and, in the case of Reason, requires a period of learning, development and internalization. As such, there is no complication of conscience or morality, nor time for rational or emotional reflection when instinctual awareness and action is necessary. All the things we call sin or immoral, unethical or duplicitous, are manifested by our Instinctual process. But so too are ennobling aspects like self-sacrifice, violence-in-protection, mate guarding and parental investment. Hypergamy is also a behavioral and psychological dynamic that is deeply rooted in the Instinctual process.
Because of all that instinct often carries a negative preconception, at least by modern standards. And thus the Id becomes the part of the human psyche inseparably connected to the instinctual process. The desire for immediate gratification, the direct, unmitigated satisfaction of our most basic needs, and the hedonistic pursuit of pleasure; all of these we associate with the Id. However, all of these basic gratifications are directed towards elements of our evolved, instinctual needs for survival and insurances of thriving in the future. Much of what we think of as impulsivity is connected to the immediate aspect of instinct, but even this often serves some latent biological or survival purpose.
In psychology 101 we’re taught to think of the Id as our ‘childish’ selves. How many times have we read in the manosphere about how men can better relate with women via Amused Mastery or relating to them like a bratty younger sister? This process, this PUA technique, is a subconscious appeal to women’s Id via the Instinctual process. When I proposed that women want a man who Just Gets It a huge part of that dynamic relies on a man appealing to a woman’s Instinctual cognition. This is exactly why demonstrating an intent serves so much better than explicating an intent. Actions speak louder than words because actions always speak clearly to our Instinctual processing. Yet one more reason I, and most of my Red Pill contemporaries, advocate for the Medium being the Message – behavior almost always appeals to instinct.
One of the questions I’m always asked by guys is, how do I know when a woman is in whichever phase of her ovulation? Usually this is prompted by some reasoned want to be able to know when to turn up the Alpha around their girlfriend’s proliferative phase and ease off when she’s in her luteal (down cycle) phase. When you look at this in terms of cognitive processes, a man’s Reasoning process wants to deductively solve a problem that is rooted in the Instinctual process. It certainly makes sense, like a lot of other problems, to use our smarts to solve that reproductive problem. The real problem is that the use of Reason is what defeats the Instinctual cognition. There are actually many subconscious, instinctual mechanisms men have evolved to determine a great deal of information about women reproductive states, but our Reason and what goes into influencing it, tends to make us discount what out Instinctive process is telling us.
Most guys get frustrated with Game at some stage of their learning (Reason) it. The most common complaint is “I can never hope to remember all of this shit perfectly all the time. I can’t calibrate the way I need to, or, this is all an act, when can I let my hair down and just relax with a girl?” Another common question/presumption guys hit me with is how I manage to continually Game my wife. The answer I almost universally give is that I don’t, in fact, consciously Game my wife. Rather, my success in our marriage and really all of my relationships with all the women in my life is the result of having internalized what I’ve learned from Red Pill awareness and made it who I am. I’ve taken what I’ve learned and internalized it to the point that Game became my instinctual response to women’s instinctual process.
Game is not an act for me, it’s an instinct. If you were to put a guitar in my hands today I could play it with a good degree of proficiency. I can play by ear and instinctually I anticipate where notes and chord progressions go if I’m trying to play a song I’ve never played before because I’ve been playing guitar for the better part of my life. However, there was a point in time where all of that was foreign to me. I could play by rote memorization, but playing music wasn’t instinctual. Playing an instrument wasn’t part of who I was at that point in time.
The same is true for internalizing Game. It is entirely possible for your Rational process to inform your Instinctual process as well as your Emotional processes. This interplay can work for all our cognitive processes, but as I’m focusing on instinct today I want to stress again that Rational and Emotional processes can alter the, largely subconscious, Instinctual process. I have pretty good pitch as a result of being a musician for so long. If you asked me to play a particular note or chord I would instinctively do so. What I wouldn’t do is hunt around the fretboard counting frets and string to come to it. This is the best illustration I can give you with regards to internalizing other things.
Martial arts is another good example. There are certain innate, instinctual reactions we have when we’re confronted with conflict or protecting ourselves. When something flies at our faces we flinch. When we hear a sudden loud noise we startle. These are inborn parts of our firmware that evolved in us for very good reasons. What martial arts training does is forces us to sublimate those natural instincts and replace them with more efficient instinctual responses. Again, this is the Rational process rewriting the instinctual process via internalization.
Art has always been something I’ve had an innate ability for. I have do doubt that many of our natural cognitive ‘gifts’ are in some way gene expressions. So when we see a ‘natural’ at something our rational/emotional minds tend to think of it as something almost supernatural. However, I had to learn to play music because I was determined to express myself creatively in that fashion as well, and that took perseverance and internalization of skills. I think the same can be said for guys we think are ‘naturals’ with regard to Game and women. They may have an instinctual affinity for Game. They may be blessed with good genetics. But Game can be learned and internalized down to the Instinctual level.
All of that said, there are still fundamental parts of our mental firmware that are ‘pre-loaded’ into us at birth. Shit tests, Hypergamy, mate guarding behaviors, ovulatory shift behaviors, and many more are in-loaded in women and every bit as Instinctual as breathing or eating or self-preservation. Just as there are physical gender differences in our brains and bodies, so too are their differences in men and women’s Instinctual processes. The easiest one for us to consider is in sexual imperatives. I’ve noted in many essays that only women are Hypergamous. Men and women’s sexual strategies are reflective of their differing physical and mental make up, but those strategies are also different (and often contradicting) as a result of the Instinctual process unique to men and women as well.
One of the more powerful instincts men have is our sexual impulse and as a consequence it’s one that we are taught to control the most. Hypergamy is also a product of women’s Instinctual process, however, since about 60 years ago, prosocial control over Hypergamy has become something individual to a woman. Men’s self-control over their sexual nature is something that’s been part of our upbringing for millennia, women today are just now being expected to self-police their own sexual impulsivity.
These innate gender differences in instinct are a very difficult aspect of human nature for both egalitarian equalists and traditional moralists to accept. Equalists chomp at the bit with respect to their ego-investments in blank-slate idealism. Even the idea of a gendered difference in human nature, much less a human “nature” at all (a concept most deny) conflicts with the social constructivism that forms most of their ideology. Moralists tend to think that acknowledging (much less embracing) our instinctual selves is endorsing the worst of it, or it’s some kind of license to shirk the personal responsibilities for it. And, for both equalist and moralist, accepting our instinctual natures seems deterministic in a way that conflicts with their sense of existential control.
Well, the good news for both is that understanding men and women’s Instinctually processed natures is something our other two processes (for better or worse) have an influence over. There’s a common refrain from equalists today that presumes we’ve “evolved beyond” our base instincts (if they acknowledge them at all). From moralists we’ve always been ‘higher minded’ and above our instincts, that is if we accept some ideological ‘truth’. The root of both of these presumptions can be traced to the Emotional and Rational processes influencing our Instinctive process.
I’m of the opinion that very few of us are actually ruled by our instincts, but they are always the favorite scapegoat for ideologues. As a Red Pill aware man I think it’s important to have an objective understanding of how the Instinctive process operates in ourselves and women. Denying or disqualifying the importance of instinct and why it evolved is usually one of the biggest blindspots for a Blue Pill conditioned mind.
In the next part of this series I’ll explore the Emotional process and how it’s become the preeminent social-defining experience for us.
Was thinking less in regard to intersexual relations and reproductive strategy. More about the coming gynotyranny, Judges, Reps and Senators and President… Where your head, and i do mean yours, might end up on a pole… Or a nice stay at the Alpha Farm.
Frontrunners for First Black Woman President and First Man….
“guide the woman to a place where she chooses”
I was caught up here.
I lead her…then at the point she chooses to sex me…which was my goal…she’s deciding the nature of the relationship? Is she choosing or just going with her emotional instinct?
She has a use for me, thus she chooses. Well I guess so from the feminine point of view.
That feminine point of view is hackable to the point of irrelevancy.
Eh – That feminine point of view is hackable to the point of irrelevancy. I agree the femPOV is hackable, but it will always be relevant, in as much as the security system design you are hacking into is relevant. Without prior knowledge of the target system, you would not be able to carry out any successful breach of security other than by dumb luck. Knowing that the femPOV BELIEVES she is in charge and is exercising her “free will” to chose, a la Briffault’s Law, is the key to leading her where you want. Without awareness of that, you… Read more »
Men are pretty hackable as well:
@ Sentient I’m partial to my head though I do not worry about the reality of gynocentrism as much, the future as much if at all lately. It’s odd, I used to fashion cultural buffer battles of which I had much more effect than I do IRL. Living like that kept the fight alive distracting men from getting really good at being men and helping those for all the right RP reasons. I’ve more time, energy, peace. I do care about the greater discussion though make greater impact working man to man. Watching that young guy go crazy pick up… Read more »
This weekend, same bar, on my way out I shake my new friend’s hand, turn to the woman my buddy is opening: She had the same lipstick color and face color and prettiness as that pic.
I stare at oddly at her face, introduce myself, she’s smiling at me…not open faced smile…the I’m in control closed lip smile. Me, at her lips, then raised eyebrow into her eyes: “I’m calling you lipstick.”
That got me the AYSM eye roll, smirk. I wasn’t there to get in my friend’s way thus I bid both adieu.
Doug Emhoff tweets his Betahood:
Awww. Love ❤️ you too @KamalaHarris! Ps, to my LA people….don’t judge. Anything for love. :)) Go @Dodgers!
“you would not be able to carry out any successful breach of security other than by dumb luck“
How’d I ever get laid, ever? Guys have more agency than that.
Call me lucky but don’t tell anyone. I’d rather them think me dumb. I’ve lots of practice. There’s nothing more aggravating for the Beta than seeing an oaf get some.
@EhIntellect I’m partial to my head though I do not worry about the reality of gynocentrism as much, the future as much if at all lately. It’s odd, I used to fashion cultural buffer battles of which I had much more effect than I do IRL. Living like that kept the fight alive distracting men from getting really good at being men and helping those for all the right RP reasons. I’ve more time, energy, peace…. ….It’s a secret society…. The Red Pill will always be a minority position. For good reason. Most men can’t handle the Red Pill truth.… Read more »
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ASD – Backstage at a concert is not relevant unless you are a rock star – which you and I clearly are not. That is a red herring in your argument. You’re right, rock stars aren’t alphas. But you have never taken your relationship with any women since Mrs. Gamer (a long, long time ago) to that point, so how would you know? You’re right, I haven’t been banging Mrs. Gamer lo these many years…so I haven’t been practicing my game on her Alphas choose among women and women choose among betas…alphas have to prove their bona fides, of course…game…but… Read more »
Merson, ur smelling ur own unwiped ass, lol
ASD – as I said – deluded
Rugby – thanks for that link. I notice this fellow has been posting to this youtube channel for only about a year now. I’m gonna look at some of his other stuff now too, as time allows. Probably truly a wellspring of deep insight. Superb find. This psychoanalytic analysis of the Spiderman movie series he presents in your link. Very very good stuff. I come away from that vid being reminded again (like I have been fortunate enough to be slapped hard in the face with, during all the moments of my life of greatest doubt), that all we each… Read more »
@ ASD Playing devil’s advocate here. My SMV is higher than my wife’s. She could get banged by younger guys easy enough, but I could bang younger girls too…but the intermarriage dynamic is one that she’s getting the better deal of us, and I’m getting the worse. I could be fucking younger, hotter, tighter but I fear the FI repercussions and the emotional turmoil on my children and that which makes the situation worse for all, others more than me, tho me a little or none, if I went Terminator emotionally. I’m not silverback Alpha to do what I fantasize.… Read more »
” . . . the question is, who is the ultimate selector?”
I’m making dinner. Would you like your bowl of snot hot or cold?
” Both men and women select, but who can afford to be choosier?”
Depends on the man in question, and his mindset, knowledge and understanding.
Depends on the man in question, and his mindset, knowledge and understanding.
She could get banged by younger guys easy enough, but I could bang younger girls too
so you’re saying that your wife could have sex with less attractive “men”?…younger boys are typically less attractive than older men…
@ ASD That’s the point. I am more attractive, I have higher SMV than her More to the point: As each day goes by our wives plunge deeper and deeper down the curve into unfuckability…unless we, you and me, buffer away the reasons we shouldn’t trade up immediately and continue banging them as if they’re as good as all those young hotties you dance with…but never, never, ever fuck. That’s the definition of delusional buffering. I know what’s going on here. The FI is squishing me, until I fashion a workaround. “younger boys are typically less attractive than older men”… Read more »
More to the point: As each day goes by our wives plunge deeper and deeper down the curve into unfuckability…unless we, you and me, buffer away the reasons we shouldn’t trade up immediately and continue banging them as if they’re as good as all those young hotties you dance with…but never, never, ever fuck. That’s the definition of delusional buffering. Each man has his own reasons for staying with his wife…some may even be valid. (They may be unrelated to the FI.) For me, if I didn’t like Mrs. Gamer and find her somewhat attractive, she’d become my roommate (at… Read more »
Eh As a guy married to a fairly sexy 50 year old woman, allow my to put my take on this out for consumption. Most men that I’ve watched over my years so far. allow themselves to go to pot so much that even if they had an unfuckable wife, most women , young or old, find them pretty much unfuckable as well ( sugar daddy status the exception….but desire matters unless you’re Bill Cosby ). I never thought that the SMV chart applied to the vast majority of men. Quite a few, but not a majority. So imo, it… Read more »
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Had a subdued 28th anniversary due the the untimely passing of my sister-in-law. Helped my wife put together a slide show. Going through albums for appropriate pictures, came across a honeymoon picture I took of my wife on a windy beach—no makeup, full eye contact, hair being blown back—just beautiful. Later, I happened to look at the cover art of my son’s copy of Horizon Zero Dawn, Complete Edition for PS4. Aloy, the character nocking an arrow while looking up and to the right bears a striking resemblance to my wife, especially, when compared to the beach picture. I showed… Read more »
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Good morning guys,
I purposely used extreme terms for argument’s sake. The YSG use a similar argument for good reason as there’s legitamacy in being attractive to young women as the standard of virility.
Then again, there’s more texture to a man’s life than wake up>work>eat>fuck….
And round and round we go arguing which side of the masculine coin is most important as if transaction was possible.
…transection was possible
That read was heartbreaking… It drew me back to my grandfarther than brought me back to 2018 with the last sentence.
@sentient I was never able to understand what the juan badel story had to do with the topic.
The Juan Badel story was an example of a Dynamic, Passionate and Authentic man. A display of these “Alpha Triad” traits in actions. An archetype.
@sentient Well.. Thank you very much. English is not my native language, and I didnt understood what was going on. We can all become anything we want to be. Regards, Juan Badel
“We can all become anything we want to be.”
NO. Not true.
But we can all try and do what we want to do when we want to do it. And fuck all else.
Badel started to hand build aluminum cars because he wanted to. Not for any end goal other than wanting to do it.
Sentient, I am Juan Badel. I was googling for one of the articles about my cars and found your comment, thank you again for your words. . You are correct, we can only try to become what we want to be, but in the trying weve already become it at least in part. I was not expecting to see my name in a discussion about masculinity, and thats why I decided to comment.
@Sentient: I think the poster is (really or pretending to be) Badel himself.
Ideals are unattainable, because they are just that, ideals.
But if we strive for them, we can approach them asymptotically.
“I was not expecting to see my name in a discussion about masculinity”
Precisely how this works!
[Love your stuff btw]
If you want to read more about the Alpha Triad
I’ll suggest that your “instinctual” game or guitar playing is more accurately habit and training.
Soldiers are trained to react to various situations. This is habit through repetition, as I understand it at least
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