British Media Accuses People Who Don’t Wear Masks of Being “Anti-Social Personalities”

Just wear the damn mask, bigot.

Why are you so driven by hatred?

The Independent:

Scientists in Brazil have linked resistance to Covid-19 safety measures, such as wearing a mask, with antisocial personality traits.

Their study was the first of its kind in Latin America and surveyed over 1,500 people aged 18-73.

Using a questionnaire, the scientists sought to identify the participants’ affective resonance – their impulse to act on feelings stirred by another person – and asked a series of personality questions about how well certain statements represented their behaviour on a scale.

The survey also asked about compliance with Covid-19 containment measures over time, such as mask wearing.

When profiles were analysed, two were identified: an antisocial pattern profile who were resistant to Covid-19 safety measures and an empathy pattern profile who were compliant.

The antisocial profile was linked to higher scores in the personality questions related to “callousness, deceitfulness, hostility, impulsivity, irresponsibility, manipulativeness, and risk-taking”, antisocial traits which, the study notes, “are typically present in people diagnosed with Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD)”. This group also had lower scores in affective resonance.

The empathy pattern profile showed higher scores in affective resonance and lower scores in the traits associated with ASPD.

The team who conducted the study said they hoped the findings would help to persuade health officials to do more to educate people and influence their policies.

“Through screenings that demonstrate an elevation in these [ASPD] traits, interventions can be carried out aiming at greater awareness and consequent compliance with containment measures”, the team explained.

One would think that a desire to psychoanalyze people who don’t wear masks would speak poorly of the psychological states of the people who are promoting masks.

But okay.

Here’s the thing: we know that not wearing masks is going to be primarily associated with people who are independent-minded and who don’t feel comfortable just going along with a group activity because everyone else is doing it. And of course, independence and refusal to submit to a mob mentality are traits associated with masculinity, whilst a desire to go along with the group is a trait associated with femininity.

The Independent itself recently admitted this:

So, what they are telling you here is this: if you refuse to go along with the masses, if you refuse to blindly accept a consensus that has been reached by the media and global organizations, then in this society, you are going to be classified as “anti-social.”

At least in America, independent thought and a refusal to bow to mobs, a general masculine self-confidence and internal moral compass, used to be considered pro-social traits. That is no longer the case, apparently.