Top Left Mood

post by Jacobian · 2018-07-24T14:35:26.170Z · score: 17 (9 votes) · LW · GW · 2 comments

This is a link post for https://putanumonit.com/2018/07/09/top-left-mood/

Exploring the missing mood in the predictive processing model, which conveniently helps explain everything I believe in.

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comment by Paperclip Minimizer · 2018-08-14T15:47:53.857Z · score: 3 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

This bidimensional model is weird.

  • I can imagine pure mania: assigning a 100% probability to everything going right
  • I can imagine pure depression: assign a 100% probability to everything going wrong
  • I can imagine pure anxiety: a completely flat probability distribution of things going right or wrong

But I can't imagine pure top left mood. This lead me to think that the mood square is actually a mood triangle, and that there is no top left mood, only a spectrum of moods between anxiety and mania.

comment by Dagon · 2018-07-24T17:24:51.285Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'm with you - I consider myself (and have been called by others) an incredibly optimistic cynic.