Disagreeing takes up a lot of brain real estate. When two people agree, their brains exhibit a calm synchronicity of activity focused on sensory areas of the brain. When they disagree, however, many other regions of the brain involved in higher cognitive functions become mobilized…

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It isn’t some sort of relevation that disagreement engages higher order executive functions, since formulating an argument requires planning, strategy and other executive functions, and even refusing to do so requires a decision on your part. But it is facinating to lay out how people can get addicted to aggreeability. Once upon a time, this sort of phenomenon was a survival strategy for anyone that exhibited it since it encouraged cooperation.

DistortoiseLP

Bias confirmation = meditative. Got it.

merlinsbeers

I think it’s why most people rather agree than disagree, rather go along with the accepted and status quo than go against the existing norms and also why those who typically advance things societally are prone to being more disagreeable and comfortable with argument. I like agreeable people in general but I don’t often respect them as people as they too often go along with horrible things out of a need for agreement, they justify evil in the name of harmony. Whereas disagreeable people can be obnoxious asf and even really rude but when push comes to shove, they often show themselves to have way better character and willingness to stick by their purported values.

BraddahChee

Incoming sheep correlation.

BahamutKaiser