Talk:Affective death spiral

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"In effect, every positive thing said about the subject results in more than one additional nice thing to say about the subject on average." -- I don't know what this means, it sounds quite suspicious, and I think should be taken down until made clear. Vladimir Nesov 15:59, 6 May 2009 (UTC)


This is pretty much the core of what "Affective death spiral" means. If you don't understand this than we might have different definitions of "Affective death spiral" in our heads. I will try to give an example. Suppose for every nice thing said you want to say an aditional 1.2 nice things on average. So if you hear 10 nice things, you will then want to say (10 * 1.2 = 12) 12 nice things aproximately. Those 12 nice things will generate aproximatly, (12 * 1.2 = 14) 14 aditional positive thoughts about the subject. And so on... This should not be taken too literaly. You can't really calculate the amount of nice things that will be said in this way. However nice thoughts breeding more nice thoughts breeding more nice thoughts is what "Affective death spiral" means. --KP 16:35, 6 May 2009 (UTC)