Conservative Brain Scan

And hey to complement my previous posting on the conservative view of Liberal Democrat brain, I found the complementary diagram, though it was obviously constructed to flatter conservatives! I have no idea who came up with this idea first, but it is good fun. I think the one on Liberal Democrats wins on creativity and humour. The one below on Republicans is far too uncritical and self serving. It would be interesting to see one actually done by liberals about conservatives. As for me, getting inside the other side’s shoes, while keeping clear on our own perspectives and interests, is critical to good conflict handling. My goodness if this is how Fox News portrays liberals, no one wonder no one is listening.

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I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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1 Response to Conservative Brain Scan

  1. Kyrie Eleison says:

    A commenter on another blog made the assertion that “not all conservatives are sociopaths, but all sociopaths are conservative”.

    All generalizations are bad, even when used as a vehicle for humor, because a lot of people who crack jokes about this kind of thing aren’t laughing in a sense that it is an exaggeration, rather they are poking direct fun at their subject since this is how they really feel and crave support from others to reinforce these feelings even though they are not true.

    To take on your task directly, as a generalization and exaggeration intended to be humorous, simply divide the above graphic into 20 equal parts and assign each region to one of the following traits contained on this list:

    Now stop and ask yourself: Is this funny because it is way off base and there is not an ounce of truth to it at all, or is it funny because some of the traits are not too far off the mark?

    You decide. Either way, the more we keep up this infighting the easier it will be for the true psychos to keep laughing all the way to the bank. Divide and conquer wins again.

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