What happens to the minds of White people when they rely on Self-Deception?
Posted in the Cape Girardeau Forum
#1 Jan 11, 2013
Lying to yourselfor self-deception, as psychologists call itcan actually have very destructive results.
Self-deception isn't just lying or faking, but is deeper and more complicated, says Del Paulhus, psychology professor at University of British Columbia and author of a widely used scale to measure self-deceptive tendencies.
It involves strong psychological forces that keep us from acknowledging threatening truths about ourselves, he says. The area in which White people are most guilty of self deception is admitting how their behavior towards African Americans, destroys their quality of life.
Ninety percent of White people today, have totally inaccurate opinions about African Americans. All day every day all across this country they behave like Bulls in a China shop towards them and they are totally destructive to African Americans financially, spiritually, psychologically, and physically.
It's also one of the most puzzling things that White Racists do."
Most White people deceive themselves on the Race issue in an unconscious effort to boost self-esteem or feel better.
In MOST White people, the tendency seems to be a learned personality trait. Others may develop a habit of self-deception as a way of coping with problems and challenges that they are afraid to face directly such as their extreme racist attitudes towards African Americans.
As early as age 3, MOST White children have what researchers call a "positivity bias"a tendency to see themselves as smart regardless of their Actual abilities.
Perspectives. By adolescence, three-fourths of White college-bound students rate themselves in the top 1% in their ability to get along with others, research shows.
Many people have a way of "fooling their inner eye" to believe they are more intelligent, non-racist, successful or attractive than they really are, Dr. Trivers says.
Many White people deceive themselves to avoid making difficult changes.
It takes a certain amount of self-discipline to keep self-deception from becoming a hindrance on the job or in relationships. Getting too wrapped up in achievements or public image is one danger sign. Dodging a chronic problem by telling yourself you'll solve it in the future is another.
A lot of self deception is an extremely unhealthy thing and usually leads to extreme violence against themselves, their families, friends, students, or colleagues.
Building your self worth on a foundation of quicksand is never a good idea, and it generally eventually causes a total mental collapse resulting in being institutionalized, or having to take dangerous psycho drugs just to make it through the day.
For some people, self-deception becomes a habit, spinning out of control and providing a basis for more lies. In research co-written by Dr. Norton and published last year in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, White college students who were given an answer key to an intelligence test, allowing them to cheat, scored higher than a control group.
They later predicted, however, that they also would score higher on a second test without being allowed to cheat. They were "deceiving themselves into believing their strong performance was a reflection of their ability," the study says.
Just as phony White war heroes come to believe they actually won medals for valor, cheaters come to believe their own lies, Dr. Norton says. "They forget very quickly," he says, "that there were situational factors that propelled them forward."
How Honest Are You With Yourself?
Answer on a seven-point scale, with 1 being 'not true,' 4 being 'somewhat true,' and 7 being 'very true.'
1. My first impressions are always right.
2. I don't care to know what other people really think of me.
3. Once I've made up my mind, other people can seldom change my opinion.
4. I am fully in control of my own fate.
5. I never regret my decisions.
6. I am a completely rational person.
7. I am very confident of my judgments.
#2 Jan 11, 2013
The head of this Nail is Pounding Red as hell!!Have you ever dealt with a whiter person directly and witnessed this problem? I have a few times personally. The funny thing is that this is so true on all levels.
#3 Jan 11, 2013
ANSWER KEY: For each question, give yourself one point for answering 6 or 7. The higher your score, the more self-deceptive you tend to be.
SOURCE: Del Paulhus, University of British Columbia
I only said "Yes" on "7" So I guess that means that I don't lie to myself and exaggerate who I am internally.
Mosts Whites on the other hand actually have convinced THEMSELVES that despite all the cruel and bestial behavior they show the world, and Black people, they are actually GOD like people. Now that is a Hell of a dangerous delusion and self deception for your arse.:-))
#4 Jan 11, 2013
You speak of self deception like it isn't happening to you. Every word you utter is self deception. You have deceived yourself time and time again. Quit watching racist YouTube vids. Excuses never made anything better. You want a better life, earn it. Quit blaming white people and start with your self. Quit deceiving yourself. Any form of denial of you deceiving yourself is just more self deception. Start with you worry about everyone else after you fix your psychotic issues. Again, denying this is just more self deception on your part.
#5 Jan 11, 2013
LOL I've got a Mill for you right now if you can correctly define the word "Racist" within the next ten minutes.
#6 Jan 11, 2013
Most of the White posters on this forum are Pathological liars!
What does that mean to say a person is that?
A pathological liar is a White person who consistently lies (about anything- from the most mundane subject to detailed stories). Especially on the subject of White Supremacy/White Racism. They are very insecure people who lie to present themselves better than they really are.
For Ex: If you sold 20 chocolate bars, you say you sold 25, if you sold 25 you say you sold 30, they are never good enough, it can always be BETTER Therefore you need the lies to show a better image of yourself.
A pathological liar often believes the lies he/she is telling, he/she manages to convince himself/herself they are true, in comparison to a compulsive liar who will lie for any reason, and knows they are lies but apparently can't stop himself from doing so.
Why the lie is more difficult, a pathological liar may not know he/she lies, he/she may believe themselves to be as honest and trustworthy as anyone else. But a liar in general lies to make himself sound better and to avoid confrontation, and disappointing people.
Why it happens:
They can't help themselves. Their brains have been destroyed by a constant barrage of lies about who they are versus who their ancestors, African Americans are since child-birth. Sometimes they say something before they think. then they don't want to tell you it was incorrect even when they realize they lied because they don't want you to think of them as a bad person.
Some of them actually believe their own lies until someone can show them proof that they are wrong.(this is how some people pass the lie detector test.) The sad truth is that most of them lie to build themselves up because they feel worthless.
When they lie to you and you find out they lied, make sure to tell them that it hurts your feelings when they lie and that it makes you feel like they think you are not worth the truth.
This may make them realize that they don't want to make you feel the same bad way that they feel. Just don't let them get away with lying to you because they will think that there is nothing wrong with lying to you.
(if this is a boyfriend or girlfriend, break it off now before you are too attached to do so. tell them you still want to be their friend, but you can't be with someone you can not trust.
Without trust, there simply is no relationship.) You are worth the truth, and they need to realize that. If after you have reminded them of this fact more than 5 times they still lie, then they have proven to you that they don't care enough about you to stop lying to you. At that point they should be demoted from friend to Enemy. Stay as far away from them as you can because they are critically mentally ill and in need of serious psychological help.
#7 Jan 11, 2013
Here's a perfect example of a pathological liar who likely will be running for president again in four years. I hope she disappears from the scene before that, but I suspect she won't. She is to mentally confused to be our president, but most Black people and White women will vote for her anyway.
Look at the incredible lie she told the world a few years back. Someone who feels the need to lie like that should never be considered for President. These are the kinds of people who believe everyone is out to get us, and we must kill them first before they get us George Bush psycho types. Chuck Hagel is the man who should run. He is a wise Republican like myself who knows right from wrong.
#8 Jan 11, 2013
I had guessed you really were a republican, only a true republican could be as racist as you Solomon!
#9 Jan 11, 2013
I like how he constantly votes his own posts.
#10 Jan 11, 2013
He's a true racist nut job!!
#11 Jan 11, 2013
He preaches what he knows. Self deception and pathological lying. He is the king of both and nothing more.
#13 Apr 6, 2014
Hey, i stumbled upon this forum article by clicking a side link on another website. It Caught me as an interesting read. After reading it i agree with you about this condition, but you can not say all or even most white people rely on this deception. It is Relative to the individual. All races (blacks,whites,Arabic, Mexican,Chinese,etc) have bad people and good people. I see that each race has more good people then bad.
I am a racist, but not against good men and women; I'm racist against the ones who spread suffering. Im RACIST against the ones Who Spread Lies and Propaganda to manipulate others for their own gain..I'm RACIST against the ones who want to alter the future of the human race with mass deception (turning brother against brother,White against Black etc.To weaken us and divide us as much as they could because they are scared and know they don't stand a chance against a humanity united.
Before We came to America in 1997 My parents were a bit racist, and even warned me about blacks. Which is understandable as i was only 4yr.old and going to stay in Chicago for a while(Gang infested) and it was going to be the first time all of us were going to see all other races/cultures. Anyway we had a impression, thinking that most blacks are bad people,selfish,stealing,robbin g,killing,gang activity etc..a few years later parents earned enough money to move out of Chicago into the southern suburbs, a lot quieter,cleaner safer area. Started going school. seeing black people in school and out noticed they don't resemble that mental impression we had of them in Chicago. Parents began to realize race doesn't matter, we are all the same. Their is white men who murder,steal,molest,rape. Their is the blacks ,Arabs, Mexicans,etc who do the same. From what i seen, each race really does have mostly good, helpful,caring people.
I took a long time to write this and hopefully if anyone reads this, it'll make u think differently about other people/races. Only a ignorant stubborn fool will will dislike a whole race or be hateful and raciest
toward other races for no other reason then the color of there skin. From 1997 to 2014 that i been in America i seen a massive drop in racism. This new generation of kids that are going to start school are going to be raised in a almost non racist environment. All the civilizations and ancient nations that came before us raised and fell, each time getting a little more closer to a more simpler life style. This is the first time in human history we have the knowledge,the technology,the global man power to survive threats such as doomsday asteroids by blasting it off course,we all have to unite and work toward a common goal. Without global piece We might fail and lose all this progress to to point were we wont be able to recover and the knowledge,information and fundamental mechanics sustaining our modern world lost. Left With no electricity,no heating in winter,no air-conditioner. back in the day people survived without all these modern conveniences, but now most people wouldn't know how to survive in a world without those modern conveniences they were born into.
So hope u read this guy and stop saying all white people are self decepting themselves. Also don't be spreading hate and talking crap, after all white man fought against their own to make early America free and antislavery.
GOD BLESS US ALL
MAY THE DIVINE ENERGY THAT IS THE ONE TRUTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF INFINITY PROTECT AND PURIFY THE UNIVERSAL SUBCONSCIOUSNESS WERE ALL CONSCIOUSNESS RESIDE
#14 Apr 6, 2014
Anyone who speaks against another race is racist. Why can't we live and let live?
#15 Apr 6, 2014
my white cousin hates me because he thinks I hate my black side so he favors darker blacks over me..
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