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  1. That was not their conclusion, but that is observable in the data in Table 6, if "Emotional Stability" refers to inversed Neuroticism. Neuroticism is one of the five factors, and alpha/stability is a hierarchical factor. My reasoning has gone like this. Primary Psychopathy, low Agreeableness. Secondary, low Conscientiousness. Secondary psychopathy -> lower religioisity Secondary psychopathy -> lower mentalizing; lower mentalizing -> lower religioisity Conscientiousness -> higher religiosity (Well established correlation of religiosity with agreeableness and conscientiousness, and conscientiousness is usually stronger) Per Table 6: high Conscientiousness -> high RWA Per Table 6 + hierarchical analysis + IQ correlations: RWA -> high alpha/stability, but low IQ When you use the inversed "Emotional Stability" factor, all five of the factors are socially desireable and positively correlated. In a six-factor analysis, the new-comer, honesty-humility, might break this pattern, potentially explaining instances of weaker correlations with Agreeableness as compared to Conscientiousness. That is all. Have fun!
  2. The Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test is a decades-old test of "mentalizing", the ability to read emotional signals and to understand the emotions that cause them. It was designed to distinguish autistics from normal people, but it really only measures one of several dimensions of autism. It is unique to only show pictures of the eyes. Unlike the mouth, which can be manipulated consciously, the eyes convey our emotional state more accurately.
  3. I guess I need to watch what I say. Those tables are showing "zero-order correlations", which might mean that those data were output before controlling for other variables, like Machiavellianism or RWA/SDO. The pattern seen in the SDO column is still interesting, but my recollection of another publication raised interesting questions about the RWA findings. Disparities in the Moral Institutions of Criminal Offenders: The Role of Psychopathy (Aharoni, Antonenko, Kiehl, 2011) Figure 1 sums it up: Whether you want to compare psychopaths to narcissists (low Agreebleness) or antisocial personalities (low Agreeabelness and Conscientiousness), we should expect that, per Table 6 from above, they would be lower in right-wing-authoritarianism. In this publication from 2011, they scored lower on the "moral foundation" called "respect for authority." The problem is to come: This correlation was not particularly strong, surpassing only the correlation with ingroup loyalty. PCL-R scores had a stronger inverse correlations with "Harm Prevention" and "Fairness." However, I read that publication long ago, and there are newer ones that I have not read. Lastly, I will give an idea about the correlation of religiosity with higher conscientious, higher alpha/stability, and lower openness. To the extent that it really is "typical", the typical religious personality might be described as a rule-following personality, a personality that does not waver unpredictably. In contrast, history shows that many "plastic" intellectuals were rejected by the religious community. Openness/Intellect comprises part of the hierarchical factors called "Positive Emotionality" and "Beta/Plasticity." Galileo and Darwin were not rule-breakers, but mold-breakers, adaptive thinkers, who were lumped together with run-of-the-mill trouble-makers. I might study next—for the research already exists—how creativity and innovation are affected by systems of reinforcement that focus on punishments instead of rewards. Rewards say, "Find a path to point B." Punishments says, "Don't stray from the path, you might cause a C."
  4. Correction: In that sample, Agreeableness and Conscientiousness were un-correlated with SDO after controlling for (Free of) RWA. Anyway, now I have read the publication except its long discussion section. On Self-Love and Out Group Hate: Opposite Effects of Narcissism on Prejudice via Social Dominance Orientation and Right Wing Authoritarianism (Cichoka, Dhont, Makwana, 2017) Table 6 reviewed the data from Study 4, which was conducted in post-Communist Poland. Furthermore, it derived more statistical power from its sample size, but it used the "Single-Item Narcissism Scale" and assessed the Big Five with a ten-item scale. Coincidentally or resultantly, the correlation of narccisism and prejudice not only dropped below significance but even was heading in the other direction. The researchers repeat and emphasize the positive and contrapositive of an opposite pair of findings: narcissism is indirectly related to higher prejudice through SDO (Free of RWA) and lower prejudice through lower RWA (Free of SDO), and the reversed findings apply for low narcissists. One would presume that the prejudice via SDO effect overpowered the prejudice via RWA effect in their previous samples but not this Polish sample. Lastly, their failure to correlate individual narcissism and collective narcissism may be a deviation from prior research, for this correlation's existence is stated in the intro to Study 4. In Study 3, the association of narcissism and prejudice appeared to decrease after they controlled for psychopathy and Machiavellianism, but I have to wonder whether what resulted was a purer measure of narcissism or a measure of narcissistic extraversion, which likely arises from the mixed correlations of the honesty-humility factor. Indeed, extraversion was inversely related to prejudice, for extraversion is always strongly correlated with openness. Of course, this could carry an unexpected implication that the low honesty-humility samples, like the one obtained from the Iranian university, might be less prejudiced in some ways. If narcissism and RWA (Free of SDO) were inversely related through this pathway, IQ might be an important explanatory variable, correlating differently to Openness and Conscientiousness. This could explain the particularly strong correlation of Conscientiousness and RWA. That is probably all... now... after I give thanks to Wikipedia. Thank you, Wikipedia
  5. Some of you might be lost since this post draws information from all of the previous ones. First, less interestingly, I noticed that this data obtained from an Iranian university sample is consistent with an opposing effect from honesty-humility. It identifies correlations with neuroticism (inversely) and extraversion, but the magnitude of the agreeableness correlation has decreased with respect to the conscientiousness correlation. This opposite effect was inferred from (A) the failure of religiosity to significantly correlate with the modesty & straightforwardness facets of agreeableness and (B) what seemed to be an opposite, positive correlation of Neuroticism/Introversion and the modesty facet of Agreeableness. Basic Religious Beliefs and Personality Traits Even more interesting was some research on collective narcissism. On Self-Love and Out Group Hate: Opposite Effects of Narcissism on Prejudice via Social Dominance Orientation and Right Wing Authoritarianism I didn't actually read it. I skipped to Table 6: EDIT: but Table 4, which provides the zero-order correlations from Study 3 rather than Study 4, shows something different. This decades-old concept of "collective narcissism" might need a new name, but that is not the point. Agreeableness and Conscientiousness correlated positively with collective narcissism, right-wing authoritarianism (especially Conscientiousness), and social dominance orientation. Furthermore, emotionally stability (inverse Neuroticism) correlated with right-wing authoritarianism. Recall that secondary psychopaths, which is probably linked to lower religiosity, scored lower on the RMET (Reading The Mind in the Eyes Test), which is linked to religiosity, but primaries did not and exploitative narcissists might score higher. This could help to explain the prejudice of the latter groups. Although I would want to see research on vasopressin too, oxytocin has been linked to higher social skills, but also higher prejudice in some scenarios. All of this is consistent with inference from the observation that BPD is more frequently diagnosed in women, who are well-known to be less narcissistic than men, and gay men. The different diagnoses received by these disadvantaged groups would suggest less prejudice. Of course, women tend toward higher oxytocin and higher religiosity, so there is more going on, but my point is that secondary psychopathy might be linked with belonging to disadvantaged groups and being less prejudiced. In turn, this may help to explain why religiosity, despite its many admirable associations, is correlated with greater prejudice. Not everything good is entirely good.
  6. The Official JOKES SECTION :)

    How did all of us build a border wall?
  7. FCC possibly to repeal "net neutrality" rules.

    SOMEBODY should give some input. FYI is very informative, and it seems to be very pro-net-neutrality. Personally, I do not see what good will come from this repeal. The loosening of restrictions often has short-term economic benefits, but these FCC regulations are designed to ensure that internet service providers (ISPs) do not squelch the competition of web platform designers. In the case of ISP competition, we do not have many ISP choices anyway. You can get AT&T broadband, Comcast broadband, or a wifi hotspot. Other options like satellite internet simply aren't cost-efficient unless you live in the middle of nowhere. Unfortunately I do not know that the limited number of ISPs is attributable to physical constraints upon the Internet infrastructure (see Internet backbone), but I am more concerned about the effects on small programmers. The fast lanes seem to be another avenue for monopoly because they could create a vicious cycle: some web designers get more business; they make more money; they buy a fast lane with the money; they get more business because their product is in the fast lane.... I can understand why this would be a bigger problem.
  8. I never collected government aid for my mental health diagnosis.  I should have, and I am forever a moron because I did not.  I swear a laughing Trump in my head keeps repeating, " He actually fell for it!"
    I disagreed with the diagnosis, I knew part of the syndrome was from my attempts to treat myself, and, saying my file had been lost, the evaluator presented the diagnosis along with a slightly incorrect summary. I should have regardless.
  9. What are you listening to right now?

    Boingo has a special place in my heart.
  10. Benefits of marriage to women

    I need another coffee. This is why a single, unmediated correlation can be worse than uninformative.
  11. Liberalism is white supremacy

    This seemed to be an exceptable place for this thought, which is a nuanced, contrary perspective. I fathomed why, comparing the parties to their bases of support, conservative parties might have proportionately more narcissists who would score high on social dominance orientation SDO. In the context of the five factor model, conservatism is probably related to Openness, inversely related, more than any other factor. Although Openness, Intellect, is socially desireable, the proclivity for experimentation might backfire occasionally. This blogger explains that IQ is linked with some troubling behaviors like drug abuse. Perhaps most conservatives are low Openness, but these conservatives do not become our politicians. The correlation of Openness to Extraversion is always the strongest correlation, and the two factors merge into a hierarchical factor called Positive Emotionality PEM. Open people seek novelty and unconventionality, new ideas and aesthetics, and new people. Extraverts want to be around people, and they are outgoing and warm. In contrast, narcissists are usually more outgoing and assertive than warm, but, with extroversion spared, they could still make successful politicians. Unfoutunately they probably have higher SDO along with an affinity for deceit, and the SDO would be what actually drives their conservatism. Being natural politicians, however, they easily step in for the conventional minded who are weary of "progress." ... is what I hypothesized.
  12. Like many mental disorders, it might be related to problems with sleeping. Know that even non-pharmaceutical substances can be psychiatrically problematic. Many supplements along with their "recommended" intake are not sufficiently screened, but their availability is considered an important freedom. The answer might be right in front of you.
  13. The Cause of Prime Numbers ( Suggestion)

    0, 0; 1, 1; 10, 1; 11, 10, 1; 100, 1; 101, 10, 1; 110, 10, 1; 111, 11, 10, 1; The binary version definitely prefers 1 more than 0, surprise. 0, 0; 1, 1; 2, 2; 10, 1; 11, 2; 12, 10, 1; 100, 1; 101, 2; 102, 10, 1; 110, 2; 111, 10, 1; 112, 11, 2; and we appear to be alternating between 1 and 2, but all even numbers above 2 are non-primes. 0, 0; 1, 1; 2, 2; 3, 3; 10, 1; 11, 2; 12, 3; 13, 10, 1; 20, 2; 21, 3; 22, 10, 1; 23, 11, 2; 30, 3; 31, 10, 1; 32, 11, 2; 33, 12, 3; and our only 3, which is the analogue of 9, Did not appear again after three itself. Grunt work complete.
  14. What are you listening to right now?

    The Notwist - No Encores Curiously, I cannot access that email address anymore.
  15. What are you listening to right now?

    De Phazz - No Jive