Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Gamma dishonesty

It may be, in part, a simple lack of testosterone:
The Germans decided to study this aspect of testosterone in more depth. Testosterone is linked to pride and status seeking, they reasoned. Proud people lie less often. So subjects should become more honest if you give them testosterone – for example by rubbing the contents of a sachet of Testogel into their skin, which would supply them with 50 mg testosterone.

The more testosterone there is circulating in a man's body, the more honest he's likely to be. Even when he knows that no one is likely to find out that he is lying, he's more likely to tell the truth than a man with less testosterone in his body. The researchers administered the testosterone to just under 50 male subjects. Twenty hours later they got the subjects to throw a dice and record their scores on a computer. The higher their score, the more money they earned.

A score of 6 earned nothing. The researchers didn't check whether the men were cheating.

A similar-sized control group were given a placebo, and had to go through the dice routine too.

The men that had been given testosterone had an average level of 7.78 nanograms per millilitre during the experiment. The level in the placebo-group men was 6.79 nanograms per millilitre. The men in the testosterone group won 3.33 euros per throw, the men in the placebo group won 4.18 euros per throw.
I wonder how little testosterone a particularly dishonest Gamma like Scalzi has. I'd be surprised if he's over 2 nanograms per millilitre. But this points to ways Gammas can raise their sociosexual rank, which is engaging in activities and diets that raise testosterone and avoiding those that lower it.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Predicting the Gamma

As soon as I saw Camestros Felapton’s antics I spelled out what he’d do next to Vox and sure enough it all happened.

Remember that Gammas can never be wrong and so regardless of what happens he will publicly claim victory and it’s all a lot of fun. Of course the vitriol in his words betrays his emotions and instead he’s furious. Being a Secret King means you never learn from being shown to be wrong. First the Gamma isn’t wrong, second if someone thinks he’s wrong they only misunderstood him, third if they understood him then it’s just a lot of fun and games and he’s not being serious, fourth if people think he’s wrong, not misunderstood, it’s not funny, then the other guy is an asshole. If all of this fails then the Gamma slinks off for a time.

If the public rebuke was minor the Gamma will show back up like nothing happened very shortly and start in a new conversation in an effort to distract from what happened. If public rebuke was major he will disappear for a long time, perhaps months or even years, and then wait for an opportunity to strike back. NOTHING is ever forgotten or forgiven by a Gamma. He holds grudges for an eternity and will always seek revenge. Why?

He. Can’t. Be. Wrong. If a Gamma is wrong HE is wrong. His LIFE is wrong. It’s all personal.  He holds everything against everyone forever (except that girl on a pedestal) and expects everyone to hold everything against him forever. It’s a sad and horrible way to live, but if you watch and learn Gammas are very predictable and keep making the same mistakes perpetually.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Hunter or hunted?

Now, I am convinced that one of the best places to study human socio-sexuality is the arts, music in particular. You can learn a lot from the various ways men think about their approach to women as it is unintentionally revealed in their art. Are they reverential, are they contemptuous, are they masterful, or are they fearful?

Consider the case of Joe Jonas. A Disney child star, handsome, but not particularly masculine, he is rich and famous, but has been regarded as somewhat of a joke musically. But he doesn't exactly lack confidence.



Hugely catchy song, obviously. After Prince's death, I talked to one of the members of Psykosonik and we both commented on how it was recognizable as an instahit even before it got to the big chorus. As for Jonas, he's obviously accustomed to attention and unlike a Robert Smith (Gamma) or Ricky Martin (Lambda), he's neither uncomfortable nor distracted when surrounded by pretty women in bikinis. (Watch a Ricky Martin video sometime, given his Latin background, it's remarkable that women ever thought he was on the market, so to speak.)

Now consider the lyrics.

See you walking 'round like it's a funeral
Not so serious, girl; why those feet cold?
We just getting started; don't you tip toe, tip toe


He's not waiting for the girl to notice him, he's approaching her, challenging her, and negging her.

Waste time with a masterpiece, don't waste time with a masterpiece (huh!)
You should be rolling with me, you should be rolling with me (ah)
You're a real life fantasy, you're a real life fantasy (huh!)
But you're moving so carefully; let's start living dangerously

He's still challenging her, and while he's complimentary, he's pushing her and daring her to go beyond her boundaries. Women love to be pushed and hate to be considered sticks-in-the-mud, so the juxstaposition of carefully with dangerously is masterful.

Talk to me, baby
I'm going blind from this sweet, sweet craving, whoa
Let's lose our minds and go fucking crazy
Ah ya ya ya ya I keep on hoping we'll eat cake by the ocean

Here he's giving her the excuse to cut loose and abandon her anti-slut defenses. Notice that he doesn't hide his attaction to her or play it cool. This is a straight-up frontal assault.

Walk for me, baby
I'll be Diddy, you'll be Naomi, whoa
Let's lose our minds and go fucking crazy
Ah ya ya ya ya I keep on hoping we'll eat cake by the ocean

Walk for, not walk with. He then presents an analogy in which he is in charge and she is submissive to him. 

God damn
See you licking frosting from your own hands
Want another taste, I'm begging, "Yes, ma'am."
I'm tired of all this candy on the dry land, dry land

More compliments, but they're crass and implicitly sexual. He claims to be begging, but really, he's demanding and implying that she's offering it to him, and contrasting her to all the women he's had before, so many that he's tired of them. Furthermore, the dry land contrast suggests that she is more than a little bit eager to pursue "cake by the ocean", which of course means sex on the beach.

This song is so successfully psychosexually provocative that it should be no surprise that two women were involved in writing and recording it. And as a thought experiment, now compare it to the way in which men engage with women in the average science fiction novel, in which a man furiously respects a woman until, appropos of nothing, she abruptly decides to force her way past his respect and announce her true love for him.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Look

Donald Trump explains what makes Alphas appealing:
‘They say every powerful man is good in bed,’ I once asked Donald Trump. ‘That true?’

He smirked. ‘I think there is a certain truth to that, yes. Put it this way, I’ve never had any complaints. A lot of it is down to The Look. It doesn’t mean you have to look like Cary Grant, it means you have to have a certain way about you, a stature. I see successful guys who just don’t have The Look and they are never going to go out with great women.

‘The Look is very important. I don’t really like to talk about it because it sounds very conceited… but it matters.’
I spent well over 100 hours observing Trump in his former Celebrity Apprentice boardroom lair. First as a (winning) contestant in 2008, then as one of his advisors in every subsequent season.

He was whip-smart, very funny and brilliantly provocative at creating compelling television drama.

He was also extremely charming when he wanted to be, especially with the female contestants. Many of them, including sports stars, actresses, supermodels and rock stars, ended up melting like fawning putty in Mr Trump’s famously delicate hands.

Even the legendarily ferocious comedienne Joan Rivers used to blush from his effusive compliments. I know, because I was there and saw it happen.

Part of this was because they wanted to win, obviously, so sought his approval.

But part of it was undeniably also because Trump is genuinely at ease with women and seems to love their company – unless it’s Rosie O’Donnell - as much as they enjoy his.
What is the Look? It is the demonstration of confidence in one's inherent superiority combined with a lack of shame in one's interest in women.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Alpha Mail: 10 percent

That is what one woman, who considers herself to have a mild case of hybristophilia, calculates based on the employment statistics:
Regarding the "bad boys" post at AG today, I found a Canadian article stating that 33% of U.S. prison workers are women, but they account for 70% of the sexual misconduct cases. So, the extrapolated number for the percentage of women affected by hybristophilia is about 10%.

This topic interests me, because I would categorize myself as having a mild case of hybristophilia. One of the things that attracted me to [REDACTED]... he is just bad enough to be appealing without any significant drawbacks. I don't understand it, because I consider myself a highly refined, moral, and gentle woman, but I am very attracted to violent men.

Interestingly, some of my female colleagues go out of their way to [help out in] prisons in their spare time. It seems rather noble at first, but now that you've posted this article, I wonder if some of them aren't motivated by feelings of attraction for the inmates.
Being a less-than-entirely nonviolent man myself - I spent six years doing MMA-style martial arts - I've noticed that more than a few women get more than a little bright-eyed when they find out about the fact that you beat the hell out of someone. Or better yet, several someones. I also knew one woman who would get visibly excited about the possibility of being struck.

This is an aspect of female nature that those of you who pride yourself on being gentlemanly and non-violent and "I would never hit a woman" need to keep in mind. People are what they are, not what you imagine them to be, and women are much more likely to fantasize about being tied up and ravished by Nazis than having gentlemen tip their fedoras to them.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Women chasing bad boys

We now have a word for it, and it's even more of a mouthful than "hypergamy":
The official term for lusting after people with a criminal record is known as hybristophilia and has been studied by Dr Philippe Bensimon at the University of Montreal.

The behaviour is best demonstrated in cases of infamous serial killers in the US, such as Charles Manson and Ted Bundy who are widely known to have received fan mail of a sexual nature from women.

For those working in correctional facilities in the US, hybristophilia is said to affect almost 4 per cent of prison workers, which includes not only prison guards, but psychologists, social workers, nurses, teachers, and other professionals.

Those workers who act on their desires can be punished under US law, with the broad description of sexual misconduct incorporating everything from romantic relationships to obscenity directed at an inmate.

'It's taboo. All penal institutions, without exception, are affected by this phenomenon, but prison administrators try to deny its existence: they don't even talk about it in staff training,' explained Dr Bensimon.
She's not psycho, she's just a hybristophiliac. However, it would be useful to know if that 4 percent of prison workers means 4 percent of FEMALE prison workers, or if it means what it says. Because, assuming that 80 percent of prison workers are male, that would mean that around 20 percent of women are hybristophiliacs.

Which actually sounds about right.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

American women are becoming less feminine

Once more, science dutifully follows in the wake of the Chateau's observations:
The Bem Sex-Role Inventory (BSRI) is one of Sandra Bem’s most notable contributions to feminist psychology, measuring an individual’s identification with traditionally masculine and feminine qualities. In a cross-temporal meta-analysis of U.S. college students’ scores on the BSRI (34 samples, N = 8,027), we examined changes in ratings on the Bem masculinity (M) and femininity (F) scales since the early 1990s. Additional analyses used data collected in a previous meta-analysis (Twenge 1997) to document changes since the BSRI’s inception in 1974. Our results reveal that women’s femininity scores have decreased significantly (d  = −.26) between 1993 and 2012, whereas their masculinity remained stable. No significant changes were observed for men.
This bodes very poorly for the USA, as the sexual imbalance at the college level already means that many of the best and brightest women will not marry due to an inability to meet their hypergamous desires with smarter and more successful men.

But it is interesting to note that it is not just your imagination that young women are becoming increasingly less feminine, and thereby, less attractive to men. Women, if you want to stand out from the ugly crowd, act more feminine, not less.