There is something wrong about this Carson dude. Just wrong. And it creeps me out. Dude whispers and his eyes are all slanty. I do not know what the wrong is. I know this - I do not want an idiot savant to be anywhere near the proverbial button.
Blunted affect is a clinical term to define a lack of emotional reactivity (affect display) in an individual. It manifests as a failure to express feelings either verbally or non-verbally, especially when talking about issues that would normally be expected to engage the emotions. Expressive gestures are rare and there is little animation in facial expression or vocal inflection. Blunted affect can be symptomatic of schizophrenia, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, depersonalization disorder, or brain damage. It may also be a side effect of certain medications (e.g., antipsychotics). Individuals with blunted or flat affect show different regional brain activity when compared with healthy individuals.And the dude lies like a fuckingRepublican. He wants to defund Planned Parenthood because of fetal tissue collection. Does the dumbass fuckingRepublican not get it that he wrote a paper on an experiment he did with fetal tissue and some of us read? You can find his tortured explanation on tape if you look. No affect. I mean, blink Dude. Scratch your ear. Something.
Blunted affect is a lack of affect more severe than restricted or constricted affect, but less severe than flat or flattened affect. "The difference between flat and blunted affect is in degree. A person with flat affect has no or nearly no emotional expression. He or she may not react at all to circumstances that usually evoke strong emotions in others. A person with blunted affect, on the other hand, has a significantly reduced intensity in emotional expression". = wikipedia
When Carson is not exhibitiing no affect at all he exhibits inappropriate affect. I am old enough to have known a man with the numbers tattooed on his arm, as well as you can know a ghost. He was not there. Never spoke. He was my playmate's Father. I have no words.
And Ben Carson says these things about the Shoah with no affect. I take that back, with inappropriate affect. He is affable. Lights are on but nobody is home. I cannot believe the filth and dirt the Republican party is presenting as candidates for POTUS.