Andrew (perspectivism) wrote,

The Mental Disorder Driving Boring Old Radicals

identiopathy == an extreme, inflexible attachment to an overly demonstrative identification of oneself with a perceived subversive ideology

Characterized, they say, by six (6) or more of the following:
  1. inability to interpret any information or experience without first filtering for deviations from, or inconsistencies with, chosen vision

  2. extremely concrete and literal understanding of the world that disables capacity for thinking critically, or considering ambiguities

  3. is quick to bond with mirror-image-like peers for a solidarity that is ultimately superficial and trepidatious

  4. gnawing desire to be seen and perceived as not-like-everybody-else

  5. perception of being more intelligent, sensitive, and privy to a "Truth" which others could see if they would only just listen

  6. infertile imagination and cowardice, manifested as a fanatical need for control over speech acts

  7. uses (often inappropriate) repetition to convince self and others of ideas; regularly hisses in movie theatres

  8. is so literal as to be humorless, hypocritical, and helpless

(Beneath the sense of camaraderie lies a thinly veiled hierarchy based on a competitive mastering of the group identity...)
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