System of psychological vectors
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Blue vector—ears

Living in silence

As we get ready to go to bed in the evening, our bodies produce special chemicals that help us go to sleep (one of them, melatonin, is referred to as the “sleep hormone”). Then in the morning we produce hormones that wake us up (cortisol and others). However, that is not true of everyone…

Some of us have been blessed with a surprising singularity: that process is reversed! As soon as the sun drops below the horizon, people like this start producing hormones that get them feeling more active. These night owls have especially sensitive ears, and in our system belong to the blue vector.

Viktor Tolkachev called this the “aural” vector and thought that in primitive communities particularly keen hearing made blue-vectored people perfect night watchmen. Moreover, that responsibility required absolute silence, as even one’s own body can interfere with all the noises it produces (beating heart, raspy breathing, growling stomach, and so on). That is why blue-vectored people have incredibly cold biochemistry: their heartbeat is barely audible, their breathing is shallow, and they do not snort, slurp, pass gas, or make any other bodily noises. They are “frozen” people…

While green-vectored people are exhibitionists (they want everyone to notice them), blue-vectored people could be called “inhibitionists”: they do not want anyone to notice, distract, or pull them away without a very good reason.

Blue-vectored people constantly suppress their emotions in an attempt to prevent any unnecessary noises from popping out. After all, each emotion has a certain sound profile: the heart beats harder, breathing comes faster, and the stomach growls with more authority. With that said, blue-vectored people have emotions that are just as strong as those of green-vectored people, who you may remember are the most emotional of all the eight vectors. Blue-vectored people, however, do so much to suppress them that their emotional constitution is more “silent hysterics”…

Since people like this do not sleep at night, their bodies start producing sleep hormones in the morning when the sun comes up. As a result, morning and the beginning of each day is the time blue-vectored people want to sleep—just when our society requires them to be active. That is why they are drowsy at work or at school in the morning. Sometimes they even fall asleep at the wheel with tragic consequences. You have probably heard of famous musicians gifted with perfect pitch (and therefore a strong blue vector) whose lives came to an awful end during their morning commute.

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