@alpha-secretase you're speaking in context of evolutionary biology I'm speaking in context of living well. As men we have the burden of performance and are often thrown into impossible situations. Women on the other hand- everyone wants to fuck em or thinks their angels so they go out of their way for women.
@alpha-secretase In this case, the ego appeal is being a DT bad ass who is never unsure, always wins and can play other people like a fiddle. Carnegie would disapprove. The better position is being one with a an antifragile ego (experienced) so one can incorporate themselves with social intelligence instead of getting lost in details.
@alpha-secretase Thats longer answer than just one message. The short story is that Machiavellian tactics appeal to the ego of the user but they fail the test of time. "Ruling" people is much more complex than just applying the Dweeb Triad which boils down to: be confident, take risks and use the motivations of others intelligently.