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I was reading Sailer’s hotter-than-usual take on vile, malevolent, lying anti-Gentile Bret Stephens, when I was reminded of a commenter over there linking to potent Narrative-demolishing REEEsearch on the Ashkenazi personality profile.

(FYI, Steve Sailer is a constitutionally mild-mannered and generous realtalker. It would take a lot of chutzpah to rouse his ire, but Nepotism, Inc manages the task.)

This is where [the Cozeners] really don’t want to go, in my opinion,…

What about those at the pinnacle, did they need high IQ’s? No doubt, it took cunning to see good opportunities. But other personality factors besides intelligence could lead to fortune. One could even keep this with a psychological Darwinian orientation by suggesting that risk taking, or aggressiveness-both traits often claimed to have genetic bases-led to great profit. — Jews (2R 1.3%; 3R 62%) carry low-activity MAOA at much higher rates than Whites (2R 0.2%; 3R 36%) http://theunsilencedscience.blogspot.com/2013/01/monoamine-oxidase-bibliography.html


Low-activity MAOA genes (2R and 3R) are associated with impulsive aggression and psychopathy.

Here is the direct quote from Steven Pinker:

[T]he low-activity version of the gene is even more common in Chinese men ([55] percent of whom carry it), and the Chinese are neither descended from warriors in their recent history nor particularly prone to social pathology in modern societies.


He (deliberately?) ignores or does not seem to be aware of the high number of pathological gamblers among Asians/Chinese, that I pointed to above.


This topic of racial differences in inherited personality traits is gonna be the next big frontier in LoveFacts, and it will cause even more hysteria from the equalist crowd than does the topic of IQ when it becomes common knowledge that characteristics like propensity to violence, sociopathy, conscientiousness, trustworthiness, and kindness are NOT equally and randomly distributed among the world’s races of people.

It will get ESPECIALLY and DELICIOUSLY interesting when ¡SCIENCE! zooms in on one particular group and (re)discovers genetic links to that group’s distinctive personality traits which uncomfortably recapitulate commonly observed stereotypes about that group’s everyday behavior.

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The population, which has the highest frequency of the combination of the “worrier gene” (low-activity COMT (Met)) and the “warrior gene” (low-activity MAOA), as far as I could ascertain, is the Ashkenazi Jewish population.

Tested IQ 110 Met% 0.486 Ashkenazi Jews

– Table 3. https://lesacreduprintemps19.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/correlation-of-the-comt-val158met-polymorphism-with-latitude-and-a-hunter-gather-lifestyle-suggests-culturee28093gene-coevolution-and-selective-pressure-on-cognition-genes-due-to-climate.pdf


The Russians recently financed a study into the this COMT/MAOA allele combination, which I shared here on the Unz Review:

Personality traits and low-active diplotype on polymorphic loci Val158Met COMT, –uVNTR MAOA in men

This investigation has been carried out with financial support from Russian Science Foundation (project No. 16-18-10222)

The increase in mean values on the pessimism and paranoia scales (MMPI) might be the evidence of intense anxiety characteristic of this male group and reflect their inclination to depressive and paranoid reactions, hostility and sticking to the negative emotions. The peculiar personality traits of the people with low-active varieties of the genes under study listed above might have destructive influence and contribute to social maladjustment. Judging by the result we get, such people approve of expressing aggression and violence in the society, they are highly inclined to committing illegal actions and try to solve their problems by withdrawal from reality with the help of chemical agents or other, non-chemical addictive behaviors.



For the highest IQ test scores low-activity COMT (Met) and low-activity MAOA (3R and 2R) seems to be the ideal combination, but as the Russians found out above, this allele combination comes with a whole host of side effects.

So in summary:

Africans and East Asians are “double warriors.”

Ashkenazi Jews are “worrier warriors.”

(Northern) Europeans are “worrier pacifists.”

There is not that much difference between Western and Asian IQs, but the difference in the frequency of the low(er)-activity MAOA (3R) allele between those two races is quite significant, and I posit the reason why Western/White societies are less corrupt, etc. than Asian societies: http://www.unz.com/jman/clannishness-the-series-how-it-happened/ and http://www.unz.com/jman/clannishness-the-series-how-it-happened/#comment-1701996


Now we’re cooking with gas! The Hoaxin’ have on average a much higher incidence of both the genes which predispose to paranoia and the genes which predispose to psychopathy and aggression.

This gene combination appears to be stunningly effective at boosting IQ test scores and presumably the material success (and possibly sexual success, at least for the males — any reader have a study I could cite here?) of the people possessing it, but it comes at a great cost to the society in which this kind of person is numerically and socially significant.

The personality trait combination of high anxiety with high aggression/psychopathy is rare among human groups, and really deserves its own categorization: ashkepathy. On the B5 inventory, a person with ashkepathy would score high on Neuroticism and low on Agreeableness. There aren’t many studies specifically examining the Ashkenazi personality profile which could corroborate the emerging genetic evidence of a distinct Ashkenazi personality, but one study did find that Jews have a higher overall “General Factor of Personality”, which showed moderately higher levels of Neuroticism and (oddly) slightly higher Agreeableness.


PS weev has a good historical analysis on the myth of European barbarian patriarchal oppression, and the reality of Roman White Sharia.

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