Somebody-itus

/ˈsʌmbədi-′ĭ-təs/: The tendency where someone always turns the conversation into themselves. They more or less explain how life is far better with their presence not only included, but at the top of the chain or in a superior position.

Whenever the words ‘me’, ‘myself’ and ‘I’ dominate in conversation and spark two-way emotion (a rollercoaster ride), a host is under the influence of Somebody-itus.  Please Beware… A host will go to great lengths for their psycho-parasite! Often, they will start the show by contrasting or pointing out all of the lower quality features perceived in others, usually by means of subtle tactics at first (including coordinated hand & body gestures for added visual hypnotic effect). Next comes… They are down there ↓, therefore the speaker is up here ↑. Once the audience is seemingly convinced, the host will present their potential, demonstrating their possible superiority, thereby encouraging everyone to become a host themselves. But always one or more levels below, of course.

It’s Textbook! The bug directs the host to hone in on the weaker areas of an audience to increase their psychological processing and emotional responses making way for a successful transmission to take place as their defences are down. To make it so, the bug will redirect the host to give an audience wings at a small cost of passing on a copy of itself under their tier. So, we are essentially dealing with a psychological pyramid scheme (a mind trojan!).

We all know that somebody, right? He or she eventually turns the conversation into themselves. They more or less explain how life is far better with their presence not only included, but at the top of the chain or in a superior position.

However, as the Somebody-System runs rampant, excess emotion weakens a host by placing a cloud over what would normally be good or sound judgement. Concurrent attacking and defending ego subroutines weigh heavily on not only themselves, but also on recipient minds in the vicinity. That means any direction from this point forward is driven by competition and bias. Which in acute cases, increases blindness to all other aspects of life as the brain goes haywire between dopamine, cortisol and adrenalin.

During the everyday play, mistakes that usually don’t get made… they get made! Not only that, but the host immediately rationalises any misguided action and dismisses their involvement, placing the blame elsewhere. He or she doesn’t take responsibility as competition and ambition run wild and supersede everything else.


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