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Yes, Chicks Dig Jerks
National Review ^ | March 2, 2012 | Kevin D. Williamson

Posted on 03/02/2012 7:23:06 PM PST by MetaThought

The most frequently cited (and probably the most controversial) research on the “Chicks Dig Jerks” thesis is the “Dark Triad” work of Professor Peter Jonason of the University of South Alabama. The Dark Triad is a combination of psychological traits — subclinical psychopathology, subclinical narcissism, and what Professor Jonason calls “Machiavellianism” — that are, he believes, in fact a unitary phenomenon associated with a higher level of sexual success, defined in the literature as a larger number of total lifetime sexual partners. The correlation of the Dark Triad with larger numbers of sexual partners holds true for both men and women, but the effect is much more pronounced in men. This is unsurprising, inasmuch as men’s relative preference for larger numbers of short-term sexual relationships and women’s relative preference for long-term relationships is, as Professor Jonason notes, “one of the most consistent and strongest sex differences in the field.”

So: Machiavellianism, subclinical psychopathology, subclinical narcissism: not exactly the stuff of a Jane Austen romance, but apparently the stuff of sexual success. Professor Jonason concludes: “Together with low amounts of empathy and agreeableness” (I warned you this was depressing stuff) “such traits may facilitate — especially for men — the pursuit of an exploitative short-term mating strategy.”

But you knew that already, if you are a homo even half sapiens and went to high school.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: nationalreview; williamson

1 posted on 03/02/2012 7:23:14 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: MetaThought
But you knew that already, if you are a homo...

Well...

2 posted on 03/02/2012 7:26:53 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: MetaThought

It is sad they define sexual success as the most partners.

God defines it differently.


3 posted on 03/02/2012 7:38:58 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: MetaThought

4 posted on 03/02/2012 7:45:13 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: MetaThought

Or Ladies Love Oulaws

Stupidly, but so.


5 posted on 03/02/2012 7:47:05 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Persevero

The world according to the materialist world view. Treat them like mud, they’ll stick like dirt.

Being a D!ckhead works, for the short term. Hence, many partners. In my experience, women want a confident guy they can’t break. Duh. An ahole is a wuss acting confident.


6 posted on 03/02/2012 7:48:05 PM PST by Dead Dog
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To: MetaThought

My own knowledge of too many women further underscores this finding. Unfortunately, my heart hurt was hurt too many times as I witnessed prior “nice” girls hook up with such lowlifes.


7 posted on 03/02/2012 7:56:40 PM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Dead Dog
souds like the old saying, treat whores like Queens and Queens like whores...
8 posted on 03/02/2012 7:57:29 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: MetaThought
It's often true.

And back in my youth, I always loved getting the last laugh when some "bad boy" tries to make himself look tough at my expense.

9 posted on 03/02/2012 8:06:16 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: ConservativeMind

Imagine you were a woman in primeval times. There is no law and order. There are some nice guys and some jerks. Unfortunately, the nice guys can’t reliably protect you from the jerks. Your best strategy is to ally yourself with one of the biggest jerks because he can sucessfully intimidate the lesser jerks. Repeat this over thousands of generations, and you have established a reliable trait of seeking out and submitting to jerks.


10 posted on 03/02/2012 8:08:23 PM PST by Stirner
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To: Stirner

Or, imagine you were a young (cute) woman alone in Washington, DC during the 1990’s. Where would you go for safety and protection? Bubba’s Big Ol’ Man Cave, that’s where, baby! Wooohoooo!;)


11 posted on 03/02/2012 8:33:49 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: MetaThought

12 posted on 03/02/2012 8:40:04 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: MetaThought

ping


13 posted on 03/02/2012 8:49:18 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: Stirner
"Your best strategy is to ally yourself with one of the biggest jerks because he can sucessfully intimidate the lesser jerks."

And now they vote.

14 posted on 03/02/2012 8:51:45 PM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: MetaThought

“He goes on to point out that in studies of polygamous societies, men who have killed tend to have more wives, and that even in the 21st century, testosterone levels correlate with status in organizations such as the U.S. Army. (But not in the U.S. job force: High levels of testosterone correlate negatively with career success in the United States. Corporate America really is full of girly-men. But you knew that.)”
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LOL. Good one. :)


15 posted on 03/02/2012 8:52:36 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: MetaThought

This is The Bent One, William Jefferson Clinton, to the T.


16 posted on 03/02/2012 8:55:46 PM PST by robowombat
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To: Persevero

Even in Darwinist terms, sexual success ought to be measured by the number of offspring you have, not by the number of partners.

The Amish and the ultra-Orthodox Jews are not exactly famous for screwing around.


17 posted on 03/02/2012 9:00:04 PM PST by heartwood
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To: Stirner

Civilization is the triumph of nice guys over the jerks. At least within the civilization - they might be conquering bastards to the rest of the world.


18 posted on 03/02/2012 9:01:37 PM PST by heartwood
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To: MetaThought
"So: Machiavellianism, subclinical psychopathology, subclinical narcissism: not exactly the stuff of a Jane Austen romance, but apparently the stuff of sexual success."

Let me testify.

19 posted on 03/02/2012 9:05:00 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Dead Dog
"An ahole is a wuss acting confident."

Probably the same guy that got the one you wanted before she settle down.

20 posted on 03/02/2012 9:06:41 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: deweyfrank

Did you just ping me to my own topic? lol


21 posted on 03/02/2012 9:11:10 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: Dead Dog

In my experience, women want a confident guy they can’t break.
***So 95% of the women out there proceed to attempt to break their guy. Great set up.


22 posted on 03/02/2012 9:19:00 PM PST by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: Mariner

You must be an asshole


23 posted on 03/02/2012 9:56:49 PM PST by Dead Dog
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To: heartwood

“Even in Darwinist terms, sexual success ought to be measured by the number of offspring you have, not by the number of partners.”

Good point, for example, all that promiscuity results in a lot of disease and messed up/fatherless/abandoned kids.


24 posted on 03/02/2012 10:01:30 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: MetaThought
Aggressive jerky behavior can look very much like strong dominant male behavior, which is appealing at first glance for some women. While women like strong men, most women are not fooled, they learn to spot the jerks.
25 posted on 03/02/2012 10:07:03 PM PST by dog breath
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To: MetaThought

Chicks dig jerks and deny that they do!


26 posted on 03/02/2012 10:11:56 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: MetaThought

Nice guys are confusing to a woman’s ego. The nice guy treats her extremely well but because he is a nice guy he treats everyone extremely well. Woman observes this and her not getting “special” treatment eventually burns through her dopamine load and she jettisons Mr Nice. In comes Mr Ahole and he treats everyone like garbage except for his woman. Her “I am Special” meter kicks in with it ability to keep the dopamine flowing.

Women love nice guys, they go apeshite over Aholes.


27 posted on 03/02/2012 10:14:05 PM PST by Cyman
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To: ConservativeMind

“Unfortunately, my heart hurt was hurt too many times as I witnessed prior “nice” girls hook up with such lowlifes.”

Don’t feel bad; at this point they’ll hook up with whoever may be stupid enough to knock ‘em up (”marriage” isn’t even on the table - it has already been successfully destroyed by the left. Look around if you don’t believe that.)


28 posted on 03/02/2012 11:36:22 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: heartwood

The old school counted offspring (which even our permanent underclass could belch out); now they know it is VIABLE GRANDCHILDREN that measure Darwinian “fitness” (this eliminates welfare queens from the equation).

Once the ants were feeding the grasshoppers’ children, they realized they had to adjust the formula...


29 posted on 03/02/2012 11:39:48 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Persevero; heartwood

See # 29


30 posted on 03/02/2012 11:41:07 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: heartwood

” Civilization is the triumph of nice guys over the jerks.”

Exactly. Prior to civilization, rape and looting were the best strategies to get ahead in life. Civilization rests on the willingness of third parties to bear the burden of suppressing such behavior, allowing more benign and productive life strategies to have a chance.


31 posted on 03/03/2012 3:51:57 AM PST by Stirner
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To: MetaThought

Alabama tax $$$ at work, again.


32 posted on 03/03/2012 4:35:02 AM PST by rightly_dividing (You cannot put a gun rack in a Volt !)
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To: MetaThought
Machiavellianism, subclinical psychopathology, subclinical narcissism: not exactly the stuff of a Jane Austen romance

True. But a pretty good description of the hero of most modern romance novels, at least in the early stage of their relationship, before she "tames" him.

33 posted on 03/03/2012 5:04:48 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: MetaThought
Liberals generally accept the biological explanation of human sexual behavior in exactly one case: that of homosexuality. But human desire is a stranger and sometimes darker thing than we imagine, and certainly a more complex one. Those who would try to understand it must be willing to ask uncomfortable questions and to entertain uncomfortable answers.

The Comments for this article pretty much proves the author's point. Many people violently reject the findings of research in this area. They don't show where the research is inaccurate, they just dislike the results.

34 posted on 03/03/2012 5:06:46 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: MetaThought

Famous underground cartoonist Robert Crumb (keep on truckin’) had a huge rant about this subject in one of his comic books. Crumb was a self-described skinny nerd who no matter how good his artistic talents, was always being brushed aside for the obnoxious, strutting tough guys who treated their women awful. He was contemptuous of females who publicly stated they wanted a tender, understanding male, but constantly went for the insensitive cruds. But then Crumb became famous, and everything changed for him. Then he began treating women like disposable sex objects.


35 posted on 03/03/2012 6:40:12 AM PST by driftless2
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To: MetaThought

“...sexual success, defined in the literature as a larger number of total lifetime sexual partners.”

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An odd definition.


36 posted on 03/03/2012 6:42:22 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: Persevero

Consequences and outcomes in a person’s body and mind and their lives define success differently, too.

Americans define success as whatever the elite say it is in the pop culture and education. Today, heterosexual relationships, honor and dignity is looked down upon while being a caculating psychopath and pervert is “success.”


37 posted on 03/03/2012 7:31:27 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: MetaThought

LOL My bad. It was late.


38 posted on 03/03/2012 12:03:38 PM PST by deweyfrank
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