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2nd Nov '15 7:49:02 PM Katsuhagi
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* Psychopaths are often Unstable, being superficially charming but having no real emotions.
** Many have emotions all right, just not that of empathy. Others, on the other hand, end up committing horrible crimes with the simple goal to receive some kind of emotional stimulus, which quickly becomes addictive. The term is Shallow Affect, and 'describes the psychopath's tendency for genuine emotion to be short-lived and egocentric, with an overall cold demeanor'.

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* Psychopaths are often Unstable, being superficially charming but having no real emotions.
** Many have emotions all right, just
empathy and either do not that of empathy. Others, on the other hand, respond or respond inappropriately and end up committing horrible crimes with the simple goal to receive some kind of emotional stimulus, which quickly becomes addictive. The term is Shallow Affect, and 'describes the psychopath's tendency for genuine emotion to be short-lived and egocentric, with an overall cold demeanor'.
16th Oct '15 1:22:08 PM StevieC
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*** Barbara Ehrenreich talks in depth about this aspect of the positive-thinking movement in her book ''Bright Sided.''

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*** Barbara Ehrenreich talks in depth about this aspect these negative aspects of the positive-thinking movement in her book ''Bright Sided.''Sided'', specifically, [[WhatTheHellHero directing attention to how cruel and callous it is]] to expect people who are at an all-time low point in their lives to act happy about it, going so far as to point out how it was a hallmark of propaganda in a lot of totalitarian dictatorships, including the Soviet Union, among others, and how cruel it is to tell people who are depressed that they have only themselves to blame for it.
7th Sep '15 6:36:47 PM nombretomado
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** There are dangers in breaking the facade. The story goes that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herb_Morrison the broadcaster who broke into tears]] when the ''{{Hindenburg}}'' blew up (the "Oh the humanity!" guy) lost his job for his "unprofessional behavior".

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** There are dangers in breaking the facade. The story goes that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herb_Morrison the broadcaster who broke into tears]] when the ''{{Hindenburg}}'' UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg blew up (the "Oh the humanity!" guy) lost his job for his "unprofessional behavior".
1st Sep '15 6:05:40 PM R1ck
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* A "stiff upper lip" is in a way the English equivalent of this.
** Except that's less of a "must be happy all the time" and closer to a "well, musn't grumble" which is similar but has its own, clear distinctions.
1st Sep '15 6:04:06 PM R1ck
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* Are you a teenager/in your twenties and work in Fast food or Chain stores? Chances are, unless you're a [[ThePollyanna Pollyanna]], you're Depressed or Unstable when at work.
15th Aug '15 1:32:30 PM viva_la_pasta
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* Persons of ''both'' genders who are or have been physically/sexually/emotionally abused in one way or another, often become this to hide their suffering from others.

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* Persons People of ''both'' genders ''any'' gender who are or have been physically/sexually/emotionally abused in one way or another, often become this to hide their suffering from others.
9th Aug '15 12:55:00 AM TheSnowSquirrel
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** Some abusers will outright ''force'' their victims to put on an act like this, as any slip up of sadness or anxiety could get a witness suspicious of something bad taking place in that person's life, leading straight to the abuser's exposure.
25th Jul '15 6:27:37 PM nombretomado
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* MichaelJackson. Since childhood, he had to project an image of happiness even when he was personally very unhappy. The fact the song "Smile (when your heart is breaking)" was his favorite song of all time should tell you all you need to know.

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* MichaelJackson.Music/MichaelJackson. Since childhood, he had to project an image of happiness even when he was personally very unhappy. The fact the song "Smile (when your heart is breaking)" was his favorite song of all time should tell you all you need to know.
10th Jul '15 9:58:19 AM emeriin
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* Creator/DougWalker's talked about being this, saying it took a while for him to even learn that it was okay to acknowledge sadness, because for so long he felt like he had to be happy about ''everything'', and had to make other people feel happy about ''everything'', and if he could do that then he'd be okay.
14th Jun '15 9:29:36 PM WillBGood
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* Some people with clinical depression are type A, they can seem fine (even cheerful and friendly) to people who they come in contact with, but are really not.

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* Some people with clinical Clinical depression are type A, they can invoke this: a sufferer can seem fine (even cheerful and friendly) to people who they come in contact with, but are really not.



* Psychopaths are often type C, being superficially charming but having no real emotions.

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* Psychopaths are often type C, Unstable, being superficially charming but having no real emotions.



* Lot of people who try to live according to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_%28book%29 The Secret]] (and other similar...ideologies?) probably end up being type A, at least temporarily.

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* Lot of people who try to live according to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_%28book%29 The Secret]] (and other similar...ideologies?) probably end up being type A, Depressed, at least temporarily.



* Are you a teenager/in your twenties and work in Fast food or Chain stores? Chances are, unless you're a [[ThePollyanna Pollyanna]], you're Type A or C when at work.

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* Are you a teenager/in your twenties and work in Fast food or Chain stores? Chances are, unless you're a [[ThePollyanna Pollyanna]], you're Type A Depressed or C Unstable when at work.



* Traditional people on the island of Bali are ''required'' to be this. To show anything other than your "bright face" invites evil spirits and curses, and might make other people sick. Devastating tragedy strikes? Laugh as if it's the funniest thing in the world. Your friends know you are really suffering, but will respect you for staying "bright". If your facade breaks, they'll surround you and laugh at your "insanity". It's closest to Type B, as "what counts is to try not to feel." All your social interactions must be carefully stylized to avoid giving offense to someone who might put a spell on you. (You don't know what they're thinking, because ''they're'' Stepford smiling). [[CrapsaccharineWorld The smoothly perfect serenity of the Balinese is a masquerade]].

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* Traditional people on the island of Bali are ''required'' to be this. To show anything other than your "bright face" invites evil spirits and curses, and might make other people sick. Devastating tragedy strikes? Laugh as if it's the funniest thing in the world. Your friends know you are really suffering, but will respect you for staying "bright". If your facade breaks, they'll surround you and laugh at your "insanity". It's closest to Type B, Empty, as "what counts is to try not to feel." All your social interactions must be carefully stylized to avoid giving offense to someone who might put a spell on you. (You don't know what they're thinking, because ''they're'' Stepford smiling). [[CrapsaccharineWorld The smoothly perfect serenity of the Balinese is a masquerade]].
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