People have once again shown their complete and utter lack of self-awareness by getting offended at the “NPC” meme.
The Birth of a Titan
Scientific research indicating that people don’t all have an inner voice has been around for a long time – that Psychology Today article was dated 2011. The revelation was too overwhelming for people to assimilate it all at once, because people are all susceptible to projection. Projection is when you assume that other people’s state of mind is more like your own than it actually is. It is a coping mechanism which encourages social cohesion. People are going to be more sympathetic towards those they consider “most like” themselves and so it is natural to assume the mental state of those around you is pretty much identical to your own. However, science proves this impression largely false, given that (as much as (more research is needed…
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