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  • Stoics in Social Situations

    KurtisM

    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: October 2015]

     

    [Kurtis] Hi Michael. I'd like to ask how the Stoic appears/acts in social situations.

     

    [MEntity]
    The Stoic shows up in social situations as fairly unflinching, unsurprised, and sometimes uninterested. The Stoic has a built-in capacity for slowing down processes so that reactions are either evaded or diminished in a way that does not betray those processes underneath the surface.

     

    In the Positive Pole, the Stoic can seem cool-headed, attentive, and informed, but without the biases and reactionary prejudices that might often dictate the perceptions and behaviors of others.

     

    In the Negative Pole, the Stoic can come across as tedious, lacking passion and interest, lacking attention, and generally difficult to communicate with. The difference between Tranquility and Resignation is fairly clear and distinct in the social situation.

     

    The Positive Pole Stoic could be described as being calmly present, whereas the negative pole may be described as defeated distraction.

     

    For the positive pole Stoic, even when there is little expression and reaction, there is an aliveness, but when the Stoic is in the negative pole, there is a draining effect that can be felt by those around her.


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