Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Trait 66


What is it exactly, that can drive a man to rip out his heart to quench a torture so sweet, so ravenously delicious that desire alone would eat him alive?


Is the sentiment of being wanted by a beautiful woman so alluring, so utterly irresistible? 


What is it in turn, that captures a woman's interest, that causes her to pause, admire, and invite a man closer? 



Is there one, singular look of desire that can forever pierce a soul? 



What would one do to possess it?



Billions of images float through the minds of men and women as they endeavor to answer these questions.



What is it that causes us to instantly fall madly, clumsily, shamelessly, agonizingly in love with each other?



Where does it begin?



From where does the frenzy of mutual possession assuaged only by our actually imbibing and assimilating every particle of each other's soul and flesh arise?



What is it that causes us to forget ourselves, to leave our worlds behind?




Trait 66 is that which naturally allures beings toward one another. The natural response to allure is follow. In other words, a Peter Pan Syndrome. 


It is when we escape, when we find ourselves away from the prying eyes of the world, when we take advantage of every blessed quirk in space and time to sleek away, half-hidden, for the mere chance, if granted to us, to soothe an incompleteness in any area of our personality in need of relief. 


There are 66 human traits wandering the world. All of them primarily interested in themselves. All which can be defined as habitual patterns of behavior, thought, and emotion. According to this perspective, traits coexist with one another, relatively contained, until the moment a bare shoulder and parting of the hair brings into focus a kind of dramatic conspicuousness: a moody, half-insulted, fatality held in the flimsiest of pretexts, from which no one can escape without the heightened glitter of miserable memories. 

 


In some cases, traits are something a person has or does not have, but in each are dimensions of extraversion vs. introversion, into which each person falls somewhere along the way. 




Practically every human being is concerned with the maddening complexities of the human psyche. Shock, frustration, determination, courage, optimism, creativity, cooperation, purpose, sincerity ... love. 


Human traits are what makes us who we are; they are relatively permanent aspects of each of us evidenced by the consistency in our interactions. Knowing this, helps us better understand the push and pull we experience when a given trait is ignited or peaked into expression. 


In physics, a force is any interaction that, when unopposed, will change the motion of an object -or- in the case of human beings, their emotional state.

 

Gordon Allport, the early Pioneer of trait study, identified certain human dispositions, "cardinal" traits that dominate and shape a person's behavior; their rulings passions and obsessions, such as the need for money or power (or white rabbits). 


By contrast, "central" traits such as honesty are characteristics found in some degree in every person,



... and finally, there are those "secondary" traits, those only seen in certain circumstances, triggering a wide variety of responses. 


Among all of these reactions, one particular human response stands out from the rest. Let's call it Trait 66, the occasion when all 66 human characteristic traits are ignited simultaneously. 


When all 66 traits come into play, mass changes its velocity. In other words, acceleration occurs. This force is inversely proportional to the mass of both the object and the forces acting upon it.


Philosophers in antiquity considered the concept of force in the study of simple machines, whereas modern behavioral theorists focus their exploration of cosmological forces naturally expressed in human behavior. 


With different traits being aroused due to different stimuli, the actual trait ignited at any given time is the trait most easily manifest in a given life-space, eg., the most immediate trait. Once combined with external traits, this trait instantly transforms into the product of multiple forces. 


The force that rises above all others is what drives humanity forward. It is that cosmic balancing act, that cluster of stars on a cloudy night, that dreamy eerie half-pleasure-half-pain response that makes human beings quiver in their humanity. It is precisely this moment when human beings are held hostage by their own overriding psychological dispositions, by the culmination of traits in their varying degrees of expression manifest. 


This is the ache that can drive a man to rip out his heart to quench a torture, that can capture a woman's interest, that can forever pierce a person's soul. It is the culmination and ignition of all traits simultaneously expressed, in varying degrees, expressed in another that human beings find so utterly irresistible. 



This is what drives human beings forward: madly, clumsily, shamelessly, agonizingly forward toward the object that ignites. It causes us to forget ourselves, and leave our worlds behind. 


Our natural response is to follow the external compliment to the forces held within, to soothe an incompleteness in any area of our personality in need of relief.


If you wish to know better the drivers of human behavior, thought, and emotion, look to each and every trait: examine it, map it out between the path of low and high-functioning behaviors, and there, somewhere along the road, you'll find a path leading directly to that which resonates, repels, harmonizes, or ignites. 


Human traits coexist with one another until a force acts upon them, bringing them into a kind of dramatic conspicuousness where our rulings passions and obsessions, utter honesty, or individual unicity takes center stage. 


But when all 66 human characteristic traits are ignited simultaneously, fireworks explode, acceleration occurs, and force is inversely proportional to the mass of both the object and the forces acting upon it.  



Cosmological forces naturally expressed in human behavior are aroused due to different stimuli, the actual trait ignited at any given time is the trait most easily manifest in a given life-space, eg., the most immediate trait.


Once combined with external traits, this trait instantly transforms into the product of multiple forces. The force that rises above all others is what drives humanity forward. 



It is that cosmic balancing act, that cluster of stars on a cloudy night, that dreamy eerie half-pleasure-half-pain response that makes human beings quiver in their humanity, forever looking back upon that flurry of pale repetitive scraps like those morning snow storms of used tissue paper one sees whirling in the wake of an article far more tantalizing than that which one might encounter on Wikipedia. 























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