- Reaction score
- Ethnic group
- NW Euro
- Y-DNA haplogroup
- E1b1b/ E-V22
I think aggressive behavior has more to do with psychopathy. They have aggressive behavior with low empathy. Of course everyone has shade of mental conditions. But there are other factors that control and balance people. Intelligence is one of them. People with high intelligence with higher than average proclivity to psychopathic behavior are probably great generals, but at its worst you get people like Josef Mengele, Putin, etc. People with low intelligence and higher than average psychopathic behavior are your comman criminals that fill the prisons, henchmen, etc. Of course not everyone In a population falls into these categories
May be there different factors at stake. Psychopathy is one thing. I guess totalitarianism is very fund of dehumanizing and dehumanizing is the step to crush others, the sense for human dignity is then passe of course.
And may be Hannah Arendt has also a point with her banality of evil:
And IQ is the least factor I guess, I know intelligent people who are beasts in human sense....and the reverse.
The NAZI top for example had not low IQ (still the other factors, like you mentioned, were at stake I guess).
Dr. Kelly: “Strong, dominant, aggressive, egocentric personalities. Their lack of conscience is not rare. They can be found anywhere in the country, behind big desks deciding the fate of their nations.”
Dr. Gilbert: “Ruthlessly aggressive, emotional insensitivity, presented with a front of utter amiability (likeability). Narcissistic sociopaths.”¹