Somebody-itus

Recycling Marker

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. A bug continually attacks the psychological system and manipulates the ‘self-image’ or ‘image of oneself’ in an infected person. Or in simpler terms… a narrative that is overpowering a person’s centre draws in more emotional response from people than usual.

Please Beware… A host will go to great lengths for the 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. Then, once the audience is seemingly convinced, the host will present their qualities, demonstrating their superiority, thereby encouraging everyone to become a host themselves.

It’s Textbook! The bug will direct the host to home in on the weaker areas of an audience to increase their psychological processing and emotional responses. Then shortly after, it 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 now dealing with a psychological pyramid scheme!

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. Direction from this point forward is driven by competition and bias. Which in acute cases, increases blindness to all other aspects of life.

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.


Previous | Home | List | Next: The Second-Hand Reality