Main programs. Self-preservation. Gender and hierarchy. Leader’s instincts. Biological moral.
Let us examine the basic human instinct groups of the animalistic pack level.
1. Self-preservation instinct.
Serves to preserve an individual in dangerous situations. Controls the individual through the emotion of fear. In fear, human evades danger. Self preservation instinct’s directives can be overriden by the posterity protection instinct, and, in case of males, by female protection instinct and group protection instinct. In the latter case the individual endangers himself to preserve the reproductive core of the group. Self-preservation instinct is suppressed in low-rank individuals to make it easier for them to sacrifice themselves. Individuals in the reproductive core, on the other hand, have their self-preservation instinct strengthened.
2. Food instinct.
This is a wide variety of instinctive programs that serve the function of finding food and other resources. This group includes the hunter’s instinct, which we feel today as ardor, or passion, scouting instinct, which manifests today as curiosity, and others. Theft and robbery are also instinctive programs, characteristic of most animal species. In the animal world a catch, ransacked or stolen from another individual of the same group, is still a catch. Theft and robbery were routine in human pack as well. We will call this group the “Steal” instinct, we will refer to it often.
3. Gender and hierarchy instinct module.
Human female’s instinctive firmware has three modes of interacting with three types of males. The leader gets free, exclusive and unlimited sex to continue his elite genetic lineage. He is also turned to by females for protection from lower rank males’ unpaid sexual endeavors. Mid-rank males get strictly rationed sex in exchange for food. The more successful the male is at bringing food, the greater the chance his genes will make it in the next generation. Low-rank males get no sex at all even if they paid for it to eliminate their genes from the pool. The more cunning females played, swindled the males in this low-rank category — they took the males’ catch, and then squealed to call on the high rank males to protect them .
The male had three main programs in his instinctive firmware. His position in the hierarchy determined which of the three was active at the time. The leader’s instincts allowed him to control the pack and the situation, they included resistance to conflict, highest confidence, powerful voice and intonations, ability to manipulate individuals and groups. They also included responsibility — leader has to watch out for external danger, raise an alarm and protect the pack by spearheading the strong males of the group. The leader feels the pack as his own organism, as a part of himself. The leader also has strong territorial instinct (the one property instinct evolved from). The leader mates with the females as often as he wants and can’t imagine otherwise. He also drives off other males from the females whenever he can.
Mid-rank males are less responsible than the leader, they control the low ranks, elicit female grace via sex for food program (since they are lower than the females in the hierarchy), put high value on sexual pittance and are fearful of the leader. When the leader grows weak, the strongest of the mid-ranks takes his place, and his leader instincts kick in. A low-rank has very low self-confidence, is afraid of mid-ranks, idolizes the leader and dreams of females. Any attempt to mate results in him being driven off by the the female, other females and/or mid-rank males. He does not value his life and does not take care of himself, but caters to others hoping to earn some favor. If not pressed for a while, he takes the position of mid-rank, which switches the controlling instinctive program. It is worth noting that a mid-rank can be reduced to a low-rank, while a leader’s rank can not be reduced. Leader’s instincts can not be switched off, the leader can only be killed or banished. In the latter case the controlling instinctive program is the subset of leader’s program — the program of lone leader, leader-without-pack.
Essentially, humans species has four distinct genders. Females and three types of males — high rank, mid-rank and low-rank. The male’s rank is determined by the instinctive program currently active in his brain. That program sets the male’s behavior, both psychological and physiological components, as well as the females’ attitude toward him. All three types are known by the same name — men. This is the result of great confusion that does not allow to correctly describe and interpret modern relationship between genders.
Again, in the modern world low-rank or high-rank does not correspond to the position in the contemporary social hierarchy, it is the currently active set of instincts. The position of an executive director usually correlates with having a high rank, but assigning someone’s nephew to the position does not change his rank.
4. Biological moral.
Animal species, equipped with powerful weaponry (claws, poison, etc), all have instinctive programs that prevent using the weapons against the members of same group, and often the same species. This instinct is called biological moral. Due to the lack of this instinct, weakly armed chimpanzees in a pack kill their own a lot more often than strongly armed lions in a pride. Our species did not evolve biological moral at the pack-herd-troop level.