November 16

21st Century Living

Friday’s Big Idea

Today's Big Idea: Evolutionary Living

James Bond is not a real person. He is a fictional character. And yet, there are plenty of James Bonds out there in the real world, and they have some pretty nasty personality traits in common -- the dark triad, as the condition is referred to in psychological literature. 

Studies have shown that these seemingly socially unacceptable traits -- narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy --  can be used to great advantage by a James Bond type, who operates according to a ruthless evolutionary logic. 

James Bond is successful with women, after all, because of, not in spite of these traits, which "send the female pulse racing."

  1. 1 James Bond's Guide to Seduction
  2. 2 Painting the Real Face of Bond, J...
  3. 3 Leaders Are More Likely To Be Soc...
  4. 4 Michael Gazzaniga: The Criminal B...
   
  1. James Bond's Guide to Seduction

    James Bond's Guide to Seduction

    Why do women find it so hard to resist ruthless, deceitful narcissists?

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  2. Painting the Real Face of Bond, James Bond

    Painting the Real Face of Bond, James Bond

    In addition to all the glitz and the glam, Hart Dyke’s seen and painted the very real danger of being in Her Majesty’s Secret Service and looked upon the real face of James Bond.

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  3. Leaders Are More Likely To Be Sociopaths

    Leaders Are More Likely To Be Sociopaths

    People without a conscience don’t need to satisfy the drive to bond and can focus entirely on the drive to acquire, making them more likely to seek leadership positions.

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  4. Michael Gazzaniga: The Criminal Brain

    Michael Gazzaniga: The Criminal Brain

    So you got the psychopath. He has done the crime. We hold him responsible. Now we’re at the decision.

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