THREAD: Traits You Need To Know
2 best predictors of long term life success?
-IQ
-Energy/Industriousness

Life Success = Grades in School, Performance in Complex Jobs and The Corporate World, Income, Net Worth
If you are smart and hardworking (High IQ + High Energy), the overwhelming probability is you will succeed at life; end up towards the top of the macro hierarchy, rich and powerful.
If you are dumb and lazy (Low IQ + Low Energy), the overwhelming probability is you will fail at life; end up towards the bottom of the macro hierarchy, poor and powerless.
Ideal for Transcending a Macro Dominance Hierarchy (Going From Rags to Riches)

The following traits will maximize the probability of a person transcending a macro dominance hierarchy.

In a capitalist society, they will maximize a person's income.
-High IQ (Intelligent)
-High Energy (Capable of Working 60+ Hours a Week)
-Cunning (High Machiavellian intelligence, Good Social Skills)
-High Stress Tolerance (Low Neuroticism)
-Capacity for Ruthless (Low Agreeableness)
-Good Looking (Halo Effect)
-Born Into a Rich Family
Leader Traits:

An effective leader must at minimum have the following...

-High IQ
-High Cunning
-High Energy/Industriousness
-ULTRA HIGH Stress Tolerance (Low Neuroticism)

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These are not 'helpful' traits.

They are bare minimum requirements.
"Warrior Mentality" =

High Energy/Industriousness
+ Low Agreeableness
+ Low Neuroticism
High Testosterone Traits:
-Low Agreeableness
-Low Neuroticism

High Estrogen Traits:
-High Agreeableness
-High Neuroticism
Psychopathic Men: Lack a fully functioning amygdala.

Effects?
-Zero Compassion (Part of 'Agreeablness')
-Zero Fear (Part of 'Neuroticism')

Generally they are High Cunning.
Business | Politics | War Traits

That Help Succeed in All 3...
-High IQ
-High Cunning
-High Energy/Industriousness
-Low Agreeableness
-Low Neuroticism
Finance, Law, Sales...

Minium Requirements To have any hope of succeeding in Finance/Law/Sales, you will at minimum need the following traits:...
-Above Average IQ
-Above Average Cunning
-Above Average Energy/Industriousness
-Below Average Agreeableness
-Below Average Neuroticism

You don't need to be at the 99th percentile of these things.

Just the 70th percentile for the first 3 and the 30th percentile for the last 2
Notice that the traits needed to succeed in Finance/Law/Sales

match the traits that are helpful for "Business | Politics | War"

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"Work hard and believe in yourself!"

"You can do anything!"
CM Advice:

If you want to make a significant amount of money (get to the top 10% of the income distribution/macro dominance hierarchy), a High IQ and High Energy Levels are minimum requirements.
Every lucrative profession requires an above average IQ and above average Energy (the ability to do rigorous work for long hours).

Entrepreneurship also requires these 2 things.
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Their speech is vacuous; entirely devoid of any concrete facts, information, or opinions.

This is pathological.
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If I am wrong about Cernovich (if he does in fact have clearly articulated policy positions), please do correct me.
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I get the sense this is intentional.

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Why?

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If you steal from poor people nothing bad happens to you.

If you steal from rich people, they will destroy you.
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Ideal intelligence level for making money and transcending most macro dominance hierarchies is an IQ in the range of 120 - 129

120-129: Smart and not socially awkward

130-139: Extremely Smart, somewhat socially awkward

140+: Genius, hopelessly socially awkward
Beyond a certain point, more IQ points is a *disadvantage* for making money or transcending a macro dominance hierarchy, because people who are too smart are socially awkward and this hinders their ability to charm people effectively.
An iconic example would be the fictional character 'Sheldon' from 'The Big Bang Theory'.

He has an IQ of 140+, and is hopelessly socially awkward.
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Life isn’t about what you get.

Life is about what you become. 

Better to die when you are still what you want to be, than to live and become something you do not want to be.
"They measure their esteem of each other by what each has, and not by what each is.

But a cultivated man becomes ashamed of his property, out of new respect for his nature."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A man is to be judged by his virtue, not by his fortune.”

–Baltasar Gracian
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Power will give any man respectability, no matter how heinous his actions may be.
Men engage in evil to make money because they understand that a rich man is granted more respect than a good man.
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