How are these might be occurring through the same circuit or different circuit -
- Being (telling to self or told that being) ‘superior race’ and enjoying feeling being such over other (deemed inferior) races [and feeling good]
- Being a constant debate winner, best student in classrooms or school without any much humility, constantly being extrovert, demonstrating, displaying, exhibiting constantly [and feeling good]
Both appears to do become - a habit, an addiction - for a person.
Again this just gets to the vague guess that racism and other similar ‘rank and draw the line’ functions and/or capacities we humans have - might based on something close to reward circuit (*Is there any research on how ‘inferiority complex’ operating - through brain scans?)
Or is political partisanship and sectarianism - its behavior and thought pattern - just being a subset of basic racism capacity our brain has?
Like (though it’s just another pop behaviorism science piece - )
Empathy Doesn’t Extend Across the Political Aisle
Can be political affiliation - or - race - ethnicity. Or those ‘degrees’ thing - relatives, kins, and like - [why your mother in-law (your partner’s mother) - can be the worst menace and enemy - and if this so common, what’s going on in the brains of mother in-laws? But it’s not like only very special kind of women can become mother-in-laws etc …]
[*And then - also necessary researches are on remorse, regret, feelings of guilt, doing/committed unjust acts etc etc - and how humans are weak, vulnerable on them.]