general grievous pop
I’m not saying this because I’m a bad person. I’m just saying this because I want to be clear about where we’re going with this. This isn’t something to be proud of, it’s something we are all going to have to take on. The problem is that most people who are genuinely self-aware are not.
The reason people don’t know they’re on autopilot is because they’re unaware of the parts of their brain that control their emotions. Our brains are constantly being bombarded with images, sounds, and thoughts. We can’t just shut off our emotions and think about our current situation, but we can choose to experience some of the emotions that are being felt. The problem is that, when we try, our brain shuts down the ability to experience the emotions that these things actually create.
So what do we do? We act. This is called “emotional autopilot.” When we feel a certain emotion, we choose to act in a way that expresses that emotion. It’s a very simple example, but it’s an important concept to remember. When someone does something that makes them feel sad, we might feel sad. When someone does something that makes them feel angry, we might feel angry.
The problem is our brain is so full of emotions that when one of them kicks in and we start acting in a way that expresses that emotion, our brain loses the ability to experience the emotion itself. And that can cause us to act in a way that is completely out of character.
There’s a lot of neuroscience that talk about how our brain has two hemispheres, one involved in the processing of emotions and the other involved in cognitive thought.
So if our brain’s two hemispheres are not working, then our emotions won’t register. There are very few things that trigger an emotional reaction in our brain that isn’t triggered by something physical, and one of those things is an angry response.
I have a friend, a friend with a serious addiction, who I would say has an intense fear of losing control over her life. She is a very emotional person, and so when she is in a rage, she can have very out of control, very intense, violent reactions. There are many different ways in which she can act out her rage, and some of them that I would think would trigger her need to get out of control.
So that’s why I say that this is a real mental disorder. It’s an intense fear of losing control. Which is the same reason why people have such a fear of alcohol or drugs. They are also triggered by losing control, but not to the same extent.
The severity of her outbursts of rage is often correlated with how much she can control in her life, like how high of a score on a test. So a very calm person might be able to use her anger to control herself, whereas an agitated person might start to fight herself. This is exactly why your friend who was in an insane asylum when you met her is still you. She had no control over her actions, and so you can see how much that would trigger her.
The second level of her outbursts is when she’s trying to kill herself. This is sometimes called “grievous anger.” In the past, this was seen as “grievous rage” (as in, the rage is so strong it’s actually killing your friends, for example). But over time, “grievous anger” became more accurate.