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Lizard brain...

Postby Manners73 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:25 pm

I've not heard of this until recently and I've only researched it a little bit to be honest.

I do relate to what I have looked at so far. It's so frustrating as well but if anyone has any knowledge of it here or if anyone experiences this and has learned to overcome it then would you mid sharing please?
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Re: Lizard brain...

Postby PavlovsPuddyTat » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:47 pm

Manners73 wrote:I've not heard of this until recently and I've only researched it a little bit to be honest.

I do relate to what I have looked at so far. It's so frustrating as well but if anyone has any knowledge of it here or if anyone experiences this and has learned to overcome it then would you mid sharing please?


For me lizard brain is much about avoidance behavior (which also can include procrastination).If I would manage to conquer my lizard brain i would probably be able stop procrastinating important stuff (that directly/indirectly relates to me perceiving something in terms of risk - particularly risk of failure to perform what I should perform). I doubt i would manage to stopp procrastinating boring stuff stuff i I conquered Lizzy. I don't see boredom as related to risk in any way.

Possible strategy to conquer Lizzy.. : :idea:

I externalize Lizzy buy buying a lizard from some terrarium/petshop. Lizzy would then spend the rest of its life filling a symbolic function of my lizard brain - now externalized and put in a container where it can no longer rule my world. Lizzy would become objectified every day by being called a protozoon. Since I am one of those emotional people who also feel remorse I could stay calm knowing that Lizzy pea-brain would not suffer a psychological trauma by the the verbal abuse and objectification.

My joke is only partial - I do actually see some meaning in performing symbolic activities as a way to shift my perception way of thinking about stuff. I don't really see this as feasible for me though.

So if not going for symbolic battles with Lizzy externalized into a glas-box in the bedroom or living room I think another step would be to read the Linchpin by Seth Godin and look for other sites where they may give valuable advice on how to battle Lizzy.

Then I would also have to read some book on how to become better at taking advice and follow instructions

(<--- Some home improvement work to do)

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Re: Lizard brain...

Postby Manners73 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:09 pm

I'm beginning to think that the hate, anger and utter contempt I feel for certain people is in actual fact some kind of lizard brain activity.

It's because these feelings are irrational and totally blown out of all proportion.

I can't go around feeling murderous thoughts for someone just because I sense that something is off.

This is destructive behaviour to say the least.

-- Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:18 pm --

I do like the idea of a lizard in a tank in the corner of the room.

It'd give me something to share my thoughts with at least. maybe it might carry my burden.
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Postby PavlovsPuddyTat » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:42 pm

Manners73 wrote:I'm beginning to think that the hate, anger and utter contempt I feel for certain people is in actual fact some kind of lizard brain activity.

It's because these feelings are irrational and totally blown out of all proportion.

I can't go around feeling murderous thoughts for someone just because I sense that something is off.

This is destructive behaviour to say the least.

-- Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:18 pm --

I do like the idea of a lizard in a tank in the corner of the room.

It'd give me something to share my thoughts with at least. maybe it might carry my burden.


Not sure if that is the only explanation. Perhaps part of it. You seem to read risk and danger into the situation and I wonder if that is proportionate to what is going on there. So yes, maybe Lizzy is playing a role in massive signaling of danger in the situation. But it seems also like a bit of you being hooked up on ideas. The obsessive aspects. Looping around the problem and it gets worse. I don't think Lizzy has in charge of all that imaginative stuff that may spice up reality to quite some extent.

Yes, get a colorful Lizzy - a reminder of the creative mind that enjoy spicing up misery :idea:
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Postby Brandon1 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:44 pm

lizard brain lol wtf
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Re: Lizard brain...

Postby Manners73 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:25 pm

PavlovsPuddyTat wrote:
Manners73 wrote:I'm beginning to think that the hate, anger and utter contempt I feel for certain people is in actual fact some kind of lizard brain activity.

It's because these feelings are irrational and totally blown out of all proportion.

I can't go around feeling murderous thoughts for someone just because I sense that something is off.

This is destructive behaviour to say the least.

-- Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:18 pm --

I do like the idea of a lizard in a tank in the corner of the room.

It'd give me something to share my thoughts with at least. maybe it might carry my burden.


Not sure if that is the only explanation. Perhaps part of it. You seem to read risk and danger into the situation and I wonder if that is proportionate to what is going on there. So yes, maybe Lizzy is playing a role in massive signaling of danger in the situation. But it seems also like a bit of you being hooked up on ideas. The obsessive aspects. Looping around the problem and it gets worse. I don't think Lizzy has in charge of all that imaginative stuff that may spice up reality to quite some extent.

Yes, get a colorful Lizzy - a reminder of the creative mind that enjoy spicing up misery :idea:


You're right I do go loopy with my obsessive thoughts. I actually enjoy doing it as well but then it crosses the line and becomes dangerous for me. It's a bit of psychosis I think.

My minds actually been clear these last few days so I'm enjoying the break until the next time.
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Re: Lizard brain...

Postby PavlovsPuddyTat » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:29 pm

Manners73 wrote:
PavlovsPuddyTat wrote:
Manners73 wrote:I'm beginning to think that the hate, anger and utter contempt I feel for certain people is in actual fact some kind of lizard brain activity.

It's because these feelings are irrational and totally blown out of all proportion.

I can't go around feeling murderous thoughts for someone just because I sense that something is off.

This is destructive behaviour to say the least.

-- Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:18 pm --

I do like the idea of a lizard in a tank in the corner of the room.

It'd give me something to share my thoughts with at least. maybe it might carry my burden.


Not sure if that is the only explanation. Perhaps part of it. You seem to read risk and danger into the situation and I wonder if that is proportionate to what is going on there. So yes, maybe Lizzy is playing a role in massive signaling of danger in the situation. But it seems also like a bit of you being hooked up on ideas. The obsessive aspects. Looping around the problem and it gets worse. I don't think Lizzy has in charge of all that imaginative stuff that may spice up reality to quite some extent.

Yes, get a colorful Lizzy - a reminder of the creative mind that enjoy spicing up misery :idea:


You're right I do go loopy with my obsessive thoughts. I actually enjoy doing it as well but then it crosses the line and becomes dangerous for me. It's a bit of psychosis I think.



I can relate to some extent. When I go a bit hypomanic and target my attention on some object. It can be anything , including people . If one has a bit of vivid imagination, stress too much and sleep to little one end up in the perfect place for paranoia. One doesn’t have to be diagnosed to go a bit nuts with insufficient sleep.

But I have only a few times in my life had any kind of paranoid thoughts about other people. It is draining indeed. In the long run it’s not worth it. Ones perception of reality becomes quite screwed when in such states. Then I guess it’s just time to pull the breaks and try to ground oneself with suitable exercises.

My minds actually been clear these last few days so I'm enjoying the break until the next time.


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Re: Lizard brain...

Postby slither » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:52 am

Manners73 wrote:I've not heard of this until recently and I've only researched it a little bit to be honest.

I do relate to what I have looked at so far. It's so frustrating as well but if anyone has any knowledge of it here or if anyone experiences this and has learned to overcome it then would you mid sharing please?


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Re: Lizard brain...

Postby SoloZombie » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:53 pm

I’d rather have a lizard tongue, so I can love the laddies long time.
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Re: Lizard brain...

Postby Manners73 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:12 pm

SoloZombie wrote:I’d rather have a lizard tongue, so I can love the laddies long time.


What a treat.
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