If you’re a man who is crap at games, like me, then you are significantly more likely to be a dick to any women who rock up and start playing games alongside you. That’s according to a study published on PLOS ONE that sought to test the hypothesis that “female-initiated disruption of a male hierarchy incites hostile behaviour from poor performing males who stand to lose the most status.”
I don’t think video games are intrinsic to this for the reason most would think. Any online game, where people can be set against others, would illicit the response. The likelihood is higher for games that support more than two players (chess, checkers, etc), but will happen all the same. Online game play provides more random sampling, otherwise you’re playing people who are acquaintances or known by acquaintances.
I’m curious to see how low ranked/poor players deal with other known trigger groups – various minorities, etc.
Sorry, but I don’t believe altruism exists. Doing something compassionate to be seen as such is in fact selfish. And I’ve seen compassion make people rather myopic, sneering at what they’d label as socialism – social programs to support the aftermath of their political views.
Men who enjoy spicy food – are you also balding? 😉
Not everyone may have a strong threshold for spicy food. Some don’t even have the guts to partake of food dashed with chili or chili sauce because of the unbearably tingling hotness they bring to the palate. However, for men who enjoy spicy food, they were also observed to have elevated testosterone levels, according to a new study.