Ecology of Human Personality – Partnerships, Predation, and more – A Practical Theoretical Approach

The Model

Personality: a consistent set of traits like a stoic, rational father figure. (Variable personalities below)

Peer Attraction (+/+): who this personality attracts as peers (like)

Partner Attraction (+/+): who this personality attracts as collaborators (opposites)

Dependents (+/+): who becomes a dependent symbiote

Dependent On (+/+): who this person is dependent on as a symbiote

The Don’t Cares (+/0): who does not care about this person

Predators / Parasites (+/-): who hunts and eats this personality, or lives off of it.

Prey (+/-): who this personality eats or lives off of

Competitor Attraction (+/-): who this personality attracts as competitors

Personality 1: Stoic, Rational Father Figure (e.g. Liam Neeson)

Let’s use Liam Neeson in the movie Taken as a fun example. I haven’t seen the movie in at least 5 years, so just imagine the character and let me improvise.

Personality: stoic, rational father figure.

Peer Attraction: likely to hang out with other stoic, rational father figures like himself (grab a beer, discuss problems, go shooting or hunting)

Partner attraction: likely to attract an expressive, emotional mother figure (opposite) with similar goals (raise family)

Dependents: children, wife, anyone else under protection

Dependent on: the ideal imagination model for this personality is nobody, though in reality it’s many (pilot of the plane who takes him overseas, manufacturer of his ammunition, etc.)

Don’t cares: monks, celibates, most animals, expressive and emotional men

Predators / Parasites: salespeople who challenge this person’s manliness or brand weak or a coward in order to lure into a trap. Unnecessary dependents, ranging from the homeless and poor who want a shelter to the cute kitten the father’s child wants to keep. More likely to be killed by competition than true predator.

Prey: in rural solitude, literal prey like hunting deer. In urban environments, the weak in order to use their energy, labors, and money for his benefit.

Competitors: other stoic, rational males who want to occupy the same niche.

Personality 2: passive awakened monk

Peer attraction: others at same level of spiritual attainment

Partner attraction: assertive, unawakened socialite? Not sure. Seems about right.

Dependents: lost souls in anguish

Dependent on: whomever brings this person food or money

Don’t cares: most people

Predators / Parasites: aggressive conquerors, but only if they could enslave physically (or through a bodily need like food)

Prey: this person can easily prey on dependents, lost souls. Could also gaslight segments of society, especially if harbored by aggressive conquerors in order to gaslight other aggressive conquerors’ organizations. Likely to prey on anyone needed to meet needs.

Competitors: other awakened monks going after same dependents or prey.


All of these relationship dynamics self-reinforce and get stronger the more well known one is and the stronger this person’s brand is.

Multiple Personality Types

What if a person can wear many hats? This is likely to result in inconsistent reputation / brand. The person will be different things to different people, resulting in increased versatility at the expense of fewer and less effective differentiation.

For example, many military people are great at war but awful at nearly everything else. A working mom is likely to be decent at her job and have decent abilities to mom. A restaurant entrepreneur is likely to be a decent waiter, busser, host, bartender, salesperson, and accountant from experience, but overall not the best at any of them.

Analysis and Implications

I for one expect that people naturally adapt to the niches available to them to the extent that it is beneficial for them to do so. So, I don’t think anything actually needs to be done by anyone other than what they are naturally going to do.

Human competition and predation isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. It’s built into our social system.

If you create a strong brand in anything valuable, you will have competition. Also, because you have a consistent personality and brand, you will be consistently vulnerable to predators who are well-versed in exploiting your type of personality.

Last, this is why you should never try to change people. Everyone self-selects their personality based on their gifts in life as well as their opportunities. As you can see, their life and relational system is based on this personality. If you attempted to change this person’s personality, they would likely fight you because you are jeopardizing their entire life. If you succeeded, you would actually ruin their entire life in exchange for this one relationship with you. One example of this is slavery, which benefits the slaveowner but is horrifying for the slave. Another example is an unhealthy marital relationship, where a person cuts off their spouse from other friendships and relationships in order to shape the person into their ideal spouse.

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