Post From BFloydB & WISERNOW TNT Members
Emotions and Reasoning and 30 IQ points
BFloydB: Hello Dinar Community, biggrin
I hope and pray you and I are blessed today. I have heard in my memory a remark by DC. I feel I am supposed to say something on the topic.
DC referenced losing intelligence. In case you do not take seriously what the excited state you may soon be in will do to your reasoning, consider the following facts from research:
Both anger and panic as well as the lower grade emotions of frustration and anxiety reduce reasoning. If you happen to get a chance to hear one of the "Webinars," by psychologist Ross Greene, PhD, you might find his teaching on how to help children with emotional meltdowns interesting.
He's a genius and a very effective Psychologist. In decades past he was fairly famous in the popular media, not only Psychology and Education circles where he remains well respected and helpful to thousands currently.
Thus credit where credit is due. In his seminars, he presents research regarding his methods for helping children. But in the seminars a helpful fact is provided for adults as well. Whether children or adults, human beings lose frontal lobe functioning when anxious or angry.
In IQ testing of people, all subjects lost 30 IQ points temporarily when angry or when very anxious.
To illustrate what 30 IQ points mean, and what frontal lobes shutting off means, 100 IQ is normal intelligence, and 70 IQ is the cutoff where diagnoses of developmental delays and disabilities begin. That's a big drop in reasoning, people. It only takes minutes to have it happen too.
There is a possibility that the same thing occurs with high excitement and elation even without anxiety or frustration because adrenaline is involved in all of those emotions.
Those states of mind have not been ruled out as equally subject to temporary loss of intelligence.
Until the people became calm again, their judgement was very impaired. When angry or anxious, they returned to life long habits associated with similar emotions and experiences in their past.
How does this effect you and me? Do not believe that you can ignore the advice to be prepared with your information and steps and plans made before the announcement of the RV.
After you become excited, or if you are nervous, you will as a human have significant impairment in problem solving and executive functioning, meaning planning, making good choices, etc..
Make your decisions now and make your lists now. For security you can encrypt your instructions if you like.
For example your list of steps might say things like, "Do not use any old accounts, open a new one at your favorite bank, the one Aunt Sarah complains about." "Remember not to use your old email, use that other one, if you forget the password, think of lilacs and bicycles in 3rd grade."
But you will definitely need prompts and reminders if adrenaline is pumping.
FYI. Most people don't plan to fail, but many fail to plan.
WISERNOW: Thank you BFloydB for the post & valuable info -- It was a gentle reminder for me -- It deserves a good bump to the top!!!
I would like to add a bit more to the details - just my 2 cents worth - I could go into great lengths here as to what emotions affect which systems and how it manifests but feel it is important for the short attention span of some to get the message across in as few words as possible (smile)
The emotions such as anger - resentment - bitterness - grief - sadness - worry - anxiety etc categorized as "stress" will put the body in the "flight or fight" response mode - This is meant for only a few minutes time - What happens physically is : like you said: hormones are released like the adrenalin -- they all go to the muscles -- for the "fight or flight" action
When this happens the body's immune system shuts down - which means NO reproduction of immune cells that fight infections etc for the body - This would be okay for 15 minutes - long enough to get out of the stressful situation - hopefully - some things do take longer -
The real danger is when people continue in this state for hours - days - even weeks & months at a time - When there has been a physical trauma to the body it is like a week wall in a structure - if it is not repaired and brought back to 100 % the entire structure is weakened - It would not take another major blow without a likely collapse - It will take a strong emotional and mental and spiritual walls strength to recover from the physical trauma -
Same thing if the trauma was an emotional situation -- if the physical - mental & spiritual walls are not strong and can help restore homeostasis there will be a decline in overall health ( remember, no immune cell reproduction during this time - so no army to fight bacterias & viruses etc) and recovery will be slow & difficult -