Having Pat in your head doesn’t feel like a separately identifyable agent process that I can just discard, it just feels like typical hyper-self-awareness where you think of these status trespassers Eliezer-2010 as cornball or cringey like a Kanye West figure. Status regulation is an important part of my personality it makes me seem more authentic and likeable to others and it’s a trait I find attractive in others.
I would also add that a big part of the Pat problem is motivation/energy. It’s more comfortable to believe the Pat narrative, it requires less work. I too find his talk of the “outside view” tedious though and I don’t particularly believe him to be right. Hopefully by identifying him, something can be done.