Lizard Brain

Posted Thursday, August 11, 2022 by Sri.Tagged SQUIRK

"Lizard brain" is part of the Sri Executive Model, referring to the contrarian and lazy part of me that automatically resists the thought of doing anything that isn't a big immediate reward. Doing nothing is preferable. I try to avoid falling into the trap of negotiating with the lizard brain, since it doesn't negotiate in good faith.

  • In personal ADHD terms, I suspect the Lizard Brain might be the effect of low dopamine in the brain.

  • In personal GAD terms, it could be genuine anxiety about doing something, especially if I am not confident about meeting the expectations that are in place.

  • In personal ASD terms, expectations that are not clear may be another source of resistance or emotional stress.

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