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Offline DandyVandy

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what determines how someone reacts
« on: 19/09/2015 21:05:39 »
I understand that everyone is different, but why? as an example

me being excited VS. friend being excited

Friend : Huge smile, fast talking, fast moving and higher pitched voice

me : small smile, same tone and speed, doesn't get loud and just kinda.... Honestly I have been told I don't show excitement at all haha

I was talking to my family member and when I asked him how I acted he said "you just don't seem to care much" I find this so strange, because On the inside I am happy and excited but I just don't show it strongly. Is there a term for that? Are there chemicals in the brain that determine how your body will physically react to emotions? Do some people put out more of these chemicals that others? Please and thank you!



 

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Re: what determines how someone reacts
« Reply #1 on: 19/09/2015 23:42:03 »
God decided that because she saw that if everybody thought the same it would be impossible to gamble on horse races and there was a risk that everyone would want to look like Boy George.

In fact there are some quite good colleges at Cambridge like Peterhouse, - even though it is guilty of bringing forth the "Peter House Right" - where they are said to study the "humanities" which is concerned with why  people act (or react) as they do.

For instance, here is something showing how operetta ( a hybrid of the humanities subjects "music" and drama ) analyses "political science".

 

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Re: what determines how someone reacts
« Reply #2 on: 20/09/2015 13:11:44 »
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everyone is different, but why?
One example where it is advantageous for different people (or animals or computer traders) to behave differently is in the simplified "game" of "hawk vs dove". The Hawks are assumed to be aggressive, while the doves avoid conflict.

It turns out that (depending on the precise assumptions), if everyone is a hawk, or everyone is a dove, the total payoff is reduced, compared to the situation with a mix of hawks & doves.

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me being excited VS. friend being excited
This sounds like a contrast of extroversion vs introversion; extroverts gain their energy from being with other people, while introverts tend to gain their energy from within. In reality people are on a spectrum from total extroverts to total introverts.

The Myers-Briggs test evaluates people against 4 possible axes of behavior. (Other types of psychological profiling are available...)
 

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Re: what determines how someone reacts
« Reply #3 on: 20/09/2015 17:04:39 »
"DandyVandy" asked why people react differently not how they react differently.

It is important in science to read carefully so that you can grok the issue in its fullness.

I have often noted that "naked scientists" often fail to do this. My learned "moderator" friend is one of the most flagrant offenders in this regard.

It is better to make a fanciful theological answer to a question than to miss your aim at the start.

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