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Emotions

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Contrary to the stereotype, rationality doesn’t mean denying emotion. When emotion is appropriate to the reality of the situation, it should be embraced; only when emotion isn’t appropriate should it be suppressed.

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How to Ig­nore Your Emo­tions (while also think­ing you’re awe­some at emo­tions)

Hazard31 Jul 2019 13:34 UTC
206 points
69 comments4 min readLW link2 nominations4 reviews

Four fac­tors that mod­er­ate the in­ten­sity of emotions

Ruby24 Nov 2018 20:40 UTC
56 points
11 comments8 min readLW link

Men­tal Mountains

Scott Alexander27 Nov 2019 5:30 UTC
118 points
13 comments15 min readLW link2 nominations1 review
(slatestarcodex.com)

Self-sac­ri­fice is a scarce resource

mingyuan28 Jun 2020 5:08 UTC
118 points
17 comments5 min readLW link

Lonelinesses

Jacob Falkovich31 May 2019 13:55 UTC
45 points
5 comments5 min readLW link

Build­ing up to an In­ter­nal Fam­ily Sys­tems model

Kaj_Sotala26 Jan 2019 12:25 UTC
195 points
84 comments28 min readLW link2 nominations2 reviews

Three ways CFAR has changed my view of rationality

Julia_Galef10 Sep 2013 18:24 UTC
159 points
59 comments5 min readLW link

Ureshiku Naritai

Alicorn8 Apr 2010 20:08 UTC
181 points
154 comments6 min readLW link

Feel­ing Rational

Eliezer Yudkowsky26 Apr 2007 4:48 UTC
185 points
82 comments3 min readLW link

Ugh fields

Roko12 Apr 2010 17:06 UTC
254 points
75 comments3 min readLW link

Anger

lsusr18 Apr 2021 16:14 UTC
27 points
23 comments2 min readLW link

“She Wanted It”

sarahconstantin11 Nov 2018 22:00 UTC
96 points
19 comments7 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Neu­ral An­neal­ing: Toward a Neu­ral The­ory of Every­thing (cross­post)

Michael Edward Johnson29 Nov 2019 17:31 UTC
67 points
27 comments40 min readLW link2 nominations3 reviews

Avoid mis­in­ter­pret­ing your emotions

Kaj_Sotala14 Feb 2012 23:51 UTC
91 points
32 comments7 min readLW link

Don’t feel bad about not know­ing ba­sic things

adamzerner24 May 2021 1:49 UTC
79 points
33 comments4 min readLW link

Us­ing hu­mil­ity to coun­ter­act shame

Vika15 Apr 2016 18:32 UTC
19 points
17 comments2 min readLW link

Book sum­mary: Un­lock­ing the Emo­tional Brain

Kaj_Sotala8 Oct 2019 19:11 UTC
231 points
32 comments21 min readLW link2 nominations3 reviews

Pre­dic­tive cod­ing & depression

Steven Byrnes3 Jan 2020 2:38 UTC
25 points
9 comments7 min readLW link

The Great Annealing

Jacob Falkovich30 Mar 2020 1:08 UTC
76 points
5 comments8 min readLW link

Heal­ing vs. ex­er­cise analo­gies for emo­tional work

Kaj_Sotala27 Jan 2020 19:10 UTC
39 points
9 comments2 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

18-month fol­low-up on my self-con­cept work

Kaj_Sotala18 Dec 2018 17:40 UTC
55 points
4 comments8 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Ten­ta­tively con­sid­er­ing emo­tional sto­ries (IFS and “get­ting into Self”)

Kaj_Sotala30 Nov 2018 7:40 UTC
37 points
31 comments4 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

On in­se­cu­rity as a friend

Kaj_Sotala9 Oct 2018 18:30 UTC
36 points
17 comments2 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Book re­view: The Up­side of Your Dark Side: Why Be­ing Your Whole Self–Not Just Your “Good” Self–Drives Suc­cess and Fulfillment

Kaj_Sotala4 Dec 2017 13:10 UTC
10 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Book re­view: The Righ­teous Mind

jml4 Feb 2018 21:48 UTC
5 points
0 comments12 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Book re­view: The Righ­teous Mind (2)

jml4 Feb 2018 21:49 UTC
5 points
0 comments9 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Are Deon­tolog­i­cal Mo­ral Judg­ments Ra­tion­al­iza­tions?

lukeprog16 Aug 2011 16:40 UTC
52 points
171 comments11 min readLW link

Anx­iety and Rationality

[deleted]19 Jan 2016 18:30 UTC
47 points
31 comments4 min readLW link

The Skill of Notic­ing Emotions

Neel Nanda4 Jun 2020 17:48 UTC
70 points
6 comments17 min readLW link

Subagents, trauma and rationality

Kaj_Sotala14 Aug 2019 13:14 UTC
82 points
4 comments19 min readLW link

Your in­tu­itions are not magic

Kaj_Sotala10 Jun 2010 0:11 UTC
134 points
36 comments4 min readLW link

How I Ended Up Non-Ambitious

Swimmer96323 Jan 2012 23:50 UTC
222 points
239 comments10 min readLW link

Life can be bet­ter than you think

Natália Mendonça20 Jan 2019 14:19 UTC
64 points
23 comments8 min readLW link

How I [Kaj] found & fixed the root prob­lem be­hind my de­pres­sion and anx­iety af­ter 20+ years

Kaj_Sotala26 Jul 2017 12:56 UTC
21 points
21 comments1 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

You can be wrong about what you like, and you of­ten are

adamzerner17 Dec 2018 23:49 UTC
30 points
21 comments4 min readLW link

Emo­tional reg­u­la­tion, Part I: a prob­lem summary

Swimmer9635 Mar 2012 23:10 UTC
16 points
38 comments5 min readLW link

Emo­tional reg­u­la­tion Part II: re­search summary

Swimmer96319 Mar 2012 21:51 UTC
35 points
40 comments10 min readLW link

Re­sist the Happy Death Spiral

Eliezer Yudkowsky4 Dec 2007 1:15 UTC
52 points
36 comments6 min readLW link

Affec­tive Death Spirals

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Dec 2007 16:44 UTC
75 points
41 comments2 min readLW link

Sta­tus Reg­u­la­tion and Anx­ious Underconfidence

Eliezer Yudkowsky16 Nov 2017 19:35 UTC
65 points
13 comments21 min readLW link

Self-con­scious­ness wants to make ev­ery­thing about itself

jessicata3 Jul 2019 1:44 UTC
42 points
68 comments6 min readLW link1 nomination
(unstableontology.com)

Joy in Discovery

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Mar 2008 1:19 UTC
54 points
48 comments4 min readLW link

Let­ting Others Be Vulnerable

lifelonglearner19 Nov 2018 2:59 UTC
31 points
6 comments7 min readLW link

Strate­gies for deal­ing with emo­tional nihilism

[deleted]10 Oct 2010 13:31 UTC
37 points
177 comments4 min readLW link

Prac­ti­cal Guidelines for Me­mory Reconsolidation

Matt Goldenberg13 Nov 2019 19:54 UTC
32 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

Things are al­lowed to be good and bad at the same time

Kaj_Sotala17 Oct 2020 8:00 UTC
50 points
15 comments2 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Me­mory re­con­soli­da­tion for self-affection

Kaj_Sotala27 Oct 2020 10:10 UTC
44 points
11 comments2 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

A work­shop on Life Influences

Elo10 Jan 2021 11:23 UTC
8 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Homeo­static Bruce

matejsuchy8 Apr 2021 19:13 UTC
11 points
8 comments10 min readLW link
(matejsuchy.substack.com)

Prepar­ing for ambition

adamzerner19 Jul 2021 6:13 UTC
18 points
8 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] 3-P Group op­ti­mal for dis­cus­sion?

AiresJL13 Jul 2020 22:23 UTC
3 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Why You Might Want a New Way to Vi­su­al­ize Biases

dtm27 Jul 2020 17:30 UTC
17 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

Fight­ing the al­lure of de­pres­sive realism

aaq10 Feb 2019 16:46 UTC
18 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

Paper Trauma

Qiaochu_Yuan31 Jan 2018 22:05 UTC
69 points
63 comments1 min readLW link

Misery Pits

Alicorn10 Mar 2018 23:50 UTC
46 points
23 comments2 min readLW link

Is Rhetoric Worth Learn­ing?

sarahconstantin6 Apr 2018 22:03 UTC
66 points
56 comments2 min readLW link

Car­ing less

eukaryote13 Mar 2018 22:53 UTC
62 points
24 comments4 min readLW link

If You De­mand Magic, Magic Won’t Help

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 Mar 2008 18:10 UTC
130 points
127 comments4 min readLW link

The Power of Reinforcement

lukeprog21 Jun 2012 13:42 UTC
145 points
474 comments4 min readLW link

The Curse Of The Counterfactual

pjeby1 Nov 2019 18:34 UTC
100 points
32 comments19 min readLW link2 nominations1 review

Joy in the Merely Real

Eliezer Yudkowsky20 Mar 2008 6:18 UTC
110 points
43 comments2 min readLW link

The prob­lem with too many ra­tio­nal memes

Swimmer96319 Jan 2012 0:56 UTC
111 points
342 comments3 min readLW link

The scourge of per­verse-mindedness

simplicio21 Mar 2010 7:08 UTC
115 points
256 comments5 min readLW link

Shut Up and Divide?

Wei_Dai9 Feb 2010 20:09 UTC
90 points
274 comments1 min readLW link

How To Have Things Correctly

Alicorn17 Oct 2012 6:10 UTC
97 points
219 comments6 min readLW link

Be­ware So­cial Cop­ing Strategies

Lulie5 Feb 2018 4:48 UTC
45 points
24 comments7 min readLW link

Wron­gol­ogy 101

sarahconstantin25 Apr 2018 0:00 UTC
31 points
5 comments7 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Guilt: Another Gift No­body Wants

Scott Alexander31 Mar 2011 0:27 UTC
94 points
103 comments8 min readLW link

Cal­ibrate your self-assessments

Scott Alexander9 Oct 2011 23:26 UTC
94 points
121 comments6 min readLW link

Have you felt ex­iert yet?

Stuart_Armstrong5 Jan 2018 17:03 UTC
28 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

A Suite of Prag­matic Con­sid­er­a­tions in Fa­vor of Niceness

Alicorn5 Jan 2010 21:32 UTC
105 points
198 comments3 min readLW link

Mea­sur­ing aver­sion and habit strength

Academian27 May 2011 1:05 UTC
106 points
15 comments3 min readLW link

Spock’s Dirty Lit­tle Secret

pjeby25 Mar 2009 19:07 UTC
59 points
71 comments7 min readLW link

Ex­plain­ing vs. Ex­plain­ing Away

Eliezer Yudkowsky17 Mar 2008 1:59 UTC
85 points
101 comments4 min readLW link

New Im­proved Lottery

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Apr 2007 23:42 UTC
80 points
43 comments2 min readLW link

Why startup founders have mood swings (and why they may have uses)

AnnaSalamon9 Dec 2015 18:59 UTC
81 points
20 comments5 min readLW link

Ac­tive vs Pas­sive Distraction

squidious14 Feb 2018 22:14 UTC
25 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

In­stead of “I’m anx­ious,” try “I feel threat­ened”

Holly_Elmore28 Jun 2019 5:24 UTC
55 points
19 comments2 min readLW link
(mhollyelmoreblog.wordpress.com)

The art of griev­ing well

Valentine15 Dec 2015 19:55 UTC
78 points
22 comments9 min readLW link

A Cau­tion­ary Note on Un­lock­ing the Emo­tional Brain

eapache8 Feb 2020 17:21 UTC
51 points
17 comments2 min readLW link

Ex­is­ten­tial Angst Factory

Eliezer Yudkowsky19 Jul 2008 6:55 UTC
63 points
101 comments4 min readLW link

My recom­men­da­tions for grat­i­tude exercises

MaxCarpendale5 Aug 2019 19:04 UTC
39 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

I’m scared.

Mass_Driver23 Dec 2010 9:05 UTC
54 points
81 comments1 min readLW link

Diffus­ing “I can’t be that stupid”

Hazard24 Mar 2018 14:49 UTC
23 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] What’s up with self-es­teem?

abramdemski25 Jun 2019 3:38 UTC
39 points
15 comments2 min readLW link

It’s okay to be (at least a lit­tle) irrational

Kaj_Sotala12 Apr 2009 21:06 UTC
60 points
59 comments2 min readLW link

Fake Reductionism

Eliezer Yudkowsky17 Mar 2008 22:49 UTC
66 points
43 comments2 min readLW link

Kiss­ing Scars

elriggs9 May 2019 16:00 UTC
39 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Magic is Dead, Give me Attention

Hazard10 Jul 2019 20:15 UTC
40 points
13 comments5 min readLW link

Sto­icism: Cau­tion­ary Advice

VivaLaPanda14 Nov 2018 23:18 UTC
35 points
16 comments3 min readLW link

Be­ware Triv­ial Fears

Stabilizer4 Feb 2014 5:40 UTC
54 points
40 comments2 min readLW link

Strate­gies and tools for get­ting through a break up

lululu18 May 2015 18:01 UTC
48 points
44 comments11 min readLW link

“Me­mento Mori”, Said The Confessor

namespace2 Feb 2020 3:37 UTC
28 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(www.thelastrationalist.com)

Learn­ing to Learn and Nav­i­gat­ing Moods

calebo21 Jul 2019 15:53 UTC
20 points
13 comments11 min readLW link

Don’t Get Offended

katydee7 Mar 2013 2:11 UTC
41 points
592 comments2 min readLW link

De­sire is the di­rec­tion, ra­tio­nal­ity is the magnitude

So8res5 Apr 2015 17:27 UTC
35 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

Ac­knowl­edg­ing Ra­tion­al­ist Angst

Hazard6 Nov 2017 5:26 UTC
10 points
10 comments4 min readLW link

Emo­tions are not beliefs

Chris_Leong7 Aug 2019 6:27 UTC
23 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

The Power to Be Emo­tion­ally Mature

Liron16 Sep 2019 2:41 UTC
32 points
6 comments4 min readLW link

“And that’s okay”: ac­cept­ing and own­ing reality

Swimmer96327 Jul 2014 19:13 UTC
37 points
21 comments7 min readLW link

On Emo­tional Re­spon­si­bil­ity & Abuse

devas24 Apr 2018 12:50 UTC
9 points
8 comments3 min readLW link
(landofwindandskyscrapers.tumblr.com)

Dis­cus­sion: So­cially Awk­ward Pen­guin as a tool for un­rav­el­ing so­cial enigmas

Raw_Power17 Jun 2011 0:52 UTC
31 points
102 comments1 min readLW link

Why Truth?

Eliezer Yudkowsky27 Nov 2006 1:49 UTC
105 points
53 comments3 min readLW link

The Com­edy of Behaviorism

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Aug 2008 20:42 UTC
22 points
56 comments6 min readLW link

The Post-Vir­tual-Real­ity Sadness

morganism16 Nov 2016 8:17 UTC
13 points
7 comments1 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Pu­tanu­monit—Dis­card­ing em­pa­thy to save the world

Jacob Falkovich6 Oct 2016 7:03 UTC
14 points
38 comments1 min readLW link
(putanumonit.com)

No­body Is Perfect, Every­thing Is Commensurable

Scott Alexander19 Dec 2014 5:00 UTC
28 points
3 comments11 min readLW link

“Self-pre­tend­ing” is not as use­ful as we think

pwno25 Apr 2009 23:01 UTC
4 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

Learn­ing from counterfactuals

Gyrodiot25 Nov 2020 23:07 UTC
11 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Choose To Be Happy

DanArmak1 Jan 2011 22:50 UTC
28 points
25 comments2 min readLW link

Pos­i­tive Thinking

Swimmer9637 Mar 2011 1:03 UTC
28 points
283 comments5 min readLW link

Im­ple­ment­ing the Se­cond Virtue: Feel the Emo­tions Which Fit the Facts

LukeOnline9 May 2021 5:47 UTC
5 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

An­nounc­ing the Re­plac­ing Guilt audiobook

gianlucatruda25 Jun 2021 13:38 UTC
62 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
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