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Forum: The Human Condition

All things having to do with being human; Psychology issues, sociopathy, psychopathy, authoritarianism, ponerology, etc...

  1. The beauty and the pain of being human. Images.

    I discovered the immensely rich and diverse blog of the American photojournalist Steve McCurry – to go through it is kind of addicting, but it would...

    Started by Iloveyou, 21st October 2015 19:54
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  2. Brainscans and prisoners: Outing the sociopaths and the domino effect

    Just had a thought. The prisons systems of the world, could move from imprisonment, to actual rehabilitation. To brain-scan every entry, and...

    Started by Carmody, 14th December 2013 18:15
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  3. Free Personality Test and MBTI/Myers-Briggs Type Descriptions

    Links: "Free Personality Test" & "Type Descriptions" A personality test can be a useful tool to help identify strengthens and weaknesses. One...

    Started by RunningDeer, 23rd April 2013 14:48
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  4. 20 Basic Tactics Used By Narcissists, Sociopaths And Psychopaths To manipulate And Silence A Prey

    The numerous tactics that narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths use to manipulate and silence you Shahida Arabi...

    Started by Hervé, 24th April 2017 14:33
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  5. When men were men & women were feminine

    Once upon a time. Men were men and females were pleased about that. The roles were clearly distinguished. The female, head of the home and the...

    Started by greybeard, 3rd August 2018 08:12
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  6. Cheating

    This thread may make me the enemy of the forum.........but I just gotta bring this up. Why is cheating in a relationship considered wrong? I find...

    Started by pharoah21, 24th November 2011 14:06
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  7. The Great Quotes thread

    I can't believe no thread on this has been started(at least I couldn't find one in the 'check if already posted option'). I collect quotes :) It's my...

    Started by Omni, 5th July 2014 13:11
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  8. Reconnecting with alienated family members

    ------- Dear All: Here's a topic which I have no personal experience of, but have in the past been associated with friends who have had deeply...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 10th August 2012 17:34
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  9. Snakes in Suits: Weeding out corporate Psychopaths

    Harvard is full of them. The military is infested with them. Corporations are their biggest nest. Then the elitist families. Politics,...

    Started by Carmody, 29th November 2011 03:39
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  10. Keeping an eye on Africa

    Keeping an eye on Africa This thread shall be dedicated to all topics regarding Africa. Current events, politics, history, cultures,...

    Started by Iloveyou, 30th April 2019 07:50
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  11. Too Sensitive, Too Safe

    I'll bet your sensitivity brought you to all this stuff we discuss here. That's good. I think it was Bill who wrote here once that an overplayed...

    Started by Mike, 27th April 2018 19:03
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  12. "I can't keep up any more." The world of Future Shock is already here

    No, don't be concerned: I'm fine. :) But the rate at which information is coming at us all is NOT. This thread is in The Human Condition, but...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 14th December 2018 21:26
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  13. A campfire chat with the moderators :)

    Hey there everyone :flower: There is nothing like sitting around a campfire and watching it as it crackles and glows brightly. The moderators...

    Started by Constance, 11th July 2019 02:55
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    29th September 2019 14:53 Go to last post
  14. You Are The Illuminati

    I was listening to a lecture today about the appropriate way to view history and I had a little epiphany... The suggestion was, when reading...

    Started by Mike, 19th February 2020 08:57
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  15. I ache from loneliness

    I have been sick for thirty five years and virtually house bound for ten years. My life is a battle to stay positive, see the good in people, believe...

    Started by AutumnW, 29th March 2014 09:31
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  16. The story of an epiphany. Should a toxic person leave a group, or hang in there and change their life?

    ------- Hi, All: This is a true story of an experience I had on a personal development training course about a dozen years ago, in the UK. Many...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 13th September 2013 15:29
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  17. It's NOT About The Nail (or, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus)

    Watch and laugh, maybe quite a lot — because this is often so VERY true. :)

    Started by Bill Ryan, 12th January 2019 13:42
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  18. Red face Introverted Personalities and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

    Perhaps in this Thread, we can discuss the significance of understanding the balance between introverted and extroverted personality types. Any...

    Started by Adrian86, 26th January 2011 00:39
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  19. The Decline of Modern Man (Masculinity)

    I feel this topic has been lightly touched on here over in the semi-recent past. I have had come things happen in my personal life that have...

    Started by TargeT, 11th August 2018 07:49
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  20. When You Feel Like Giving Up

    XICqcAac9jg I've had several topics I've wanted to discuss, all floating thru my mind in a way that wasn't quite coherent enough to post in any...

    Started by Mike, 28th May 2018 20:52
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  21. I shouldn't actually be alive now... :)

    The moderators last night found themselves exchanging some personal stories about all-too-close brushes with death that were really quite hard to...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 21st June 2019 14:33
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  22. The Calm Before the Storm... or is the Storm now here?

    This newest post, on the Ang Stoic Astrological Reports thread, suggests that the storm is here. This isn't a thread about the pros and cons of...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 9th October 2018 19:31
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  23. Digital Addiction: Stronger Than Heroin

    Kids turn violent as parents battle 'digital heroin' addiction Dr. Nicholas Kardaras New York Post Sat, 17 Dec...

    Started by Hervé, 19th December 2016 17:16
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    20th August 2019 02:21 Go to last post
  24. Are You An Empath? 11 Things They Hide From People

    Empaths are very special people and they are unique from everyone else in a variety of different ways. Although they don’t talk about it much, they...

    Started by rgray222, 15th October 2017 15:08
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  25. A homeless drifter in my town

    Is the most interesting person I observe in my upscale figured out town. I have watched him for about 25 years. He sleeps on the side of the road,...

    Started by thepainterdoug, 7th November 2019 04:19
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    happiness, homeless, humanity, poverty, society
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  26. If not already, is the world going incrementally insane by the hour ?

    I have written about these observations before. Is it possible because I'm in the NY , Nj area of the world? yes , to some degree Im sure But I...

    Started by thepainterdoug, 1st February 2019 21:51
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    chakras, computer, media, new age, society
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  27. Sherpas on Everest: the real mountaineers who make it all possible

    A recent, alternative perspective regarding climbing Everest, and what it means to the sherpas. ( No disrespect meant to any climbers of Everest...

    Started by onawah, 30th November 2018 05:29
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  28. Depression

    I had this ex girlfriend who was always asking me , what are you thinking? It always caught me off guard. It made me uncomfortable. I'd actually...

    Started by Mike, 1st September 2018 09:19
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  29. Star Trek / End of money for society

    I have either seen or read about the concept that Star Trek has in regards to a no money society... An it was something to it wasn't needed any...

    Started by bluekungfoo, 7th June 2016 04:32
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    24th June 2016 22:28 Go to last post
  30. Millennials and mental health

    We've had our share of "troubled youth" on Avalon. Here's a startling story: ...

    Started by TomKat, 10th October 2019 01:09
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