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Are malcontents smarter? [link]

by Scrvpvlvs
Aug 23, 2004 11:23 AM– Are you in a good mood? Beware of careless thinking and contaminated memories. When you’re in a bad mood, you have better memory, better judgment, and better communication skills.

Why do our brains work this way? Probably because animals with moods are more likely to survive and pass them on to future generations. Bad moods help us be vigilant in threatening situations. Good moods let us relax and conserve energy.

Bipolar personalities have very poor judgment in their manic (up) phase. I wonder if their extreme mood blocks their judgment.

Do drunk people have poor judgment because they’re happy?

Are malcontents smarter?

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