The Destruction of Gender Roles


#121

And situations cause them to become dominant?


#122

Situations, conscious effort, absolutely.


#123

Yet two people can instinctively react differently to exactly the same situation.


#124

You are an interesting dude.


#125

Ok, why?


#126

The set of traits they are genetically born/wired with.


#127

Some people think so. I don’t find myself particularly interesting, but I remain open to my external variables.


#128

I thought we agreed we all have them all.


#129

If I hadn’t called it a “political truth”, woukd you still be saying this?


#130

Base instincts. Some have instincts that others don’t.


#131

Probably. What other word would you use?


#132

I don’t think I agree with that. Are all instincts not base?


#133

Basic instincts are.

More refined instincts are not.


#134

Uh oh. “Refined instincts”?


#135

Why uh oh?..


#136

How or what “refines” instincts?


#137

An instinct is a typical/common reaction to stimuli.

For instance, if an object is flying at my face, I will instinctively throw my arm in front of my face to protect me without thought. Everyone who can see reacts the same way.

However, outside of my base instincts I may react in a situation much differently than how someone else reacts. Not a learned behavior because the reaction happens without forethought.


#138

Do you believe in the existence of immutable truths when human beings are involved?


#139

My military training tells me they are learned behaviors.


#140

I am sure that your military training has taught you quite a few learned behaviors. Which touches on the topic of the OP. Men have different instincts than women.

The innate, that you were born with was refined and enhanced through your training. Yet some are better in certain areas than others. Everyone can train to be a sniper, but not all have the instinct that some snipers have which makes them excel.