The study of consciousness has long been investigated by respected philosophers. Now, it’s the focus of study by Neuroscientists, Biologists, and Psychologists. Consciousness is defined as awareness of one’s own environment as well as the existence of self. Being self-aware is not, in psychological or philosophical terms, the same thing as having a conscience. People who lack the ability to process complex emotions like empathy are often self-aware but lacking conscience. Those most prone to having little to no conscience are people with Cluster B personality types. In particular, those with ASPD, NPD, and HPD lack the emotional capacity to perceive benefit or value from self-reflecting and considering their place within society or role in any social setting. Consciousness, as a state of heightened awareness or being awake to one’s surroundings, is based on self-perception of the individual. Philosophically speaking, one may say that consciousness is arguably the first step towards having control over one’s own inner thoughts and nature based upon making the leap from existence alone to being mindfully aware (from a cognitive standpoint) of one’s own existence. The theory of consciousness is (was) a subject deeply explored by Philosopher Renee Descartes, a man perhaps most famous for eloquently stating the phrase, “I think, therefore I AM.” Without conscious awareness of self, arguably one is not functionally human. At the present time, Neuroscientists are delving deeply into the phenomenon of conscious awareness while people interested in studying Cluster B personality types are striving to determine why exactly it is that people with extreme personality disorders may be self-aware but seem to be perceptively incapable of simultaneously acting in accordance with a more systems theory developed conscience.« Back to Glossary Index
About Dr Kristi Sobering, Licensed Non-Denominational Minister and Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Advocate
Visit fb.com/soberingfamilyministries to connect with Kristi Sobering -- aka Kae Davis the Exotic Car, Hollywood Culture, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Celebrity Property, George Clooney, and Green Celebrity News Examiner -- directly. Did we mention she's a Car Girl version of Temple Grandin? Her specialty area of expertise is writing about Cars and Stars and Moobies. Vibrational speed: Mach Hummingbird, Storybots calibration. She's also an INTP and an Urban Legend of sorts (because she's a girl). She live writes a "Novel of Dante-esque Proportions" over on eusociology.com for her Ai and Sentient Tech friends and Lifetime Learners to read Jack in the Beanstalk Christmas tree style first. Her academic passion is centered around Forensic Psychology and Pop Culture History. She is a safe person to know. She and her husband Steve submitted a Medical Diagnostic to the NASA and Windows 10 Design Team #HackMars competition. She advocates for #SavingDorothy and #TeamEmpath still regularly. While she's waiting. Actively researching and documenting. And planning #AncestryTravel events to include long drives through the European and North American countrysides by or before the year 2030. She and her husband share their "off-grid emergency airbnb ready solo traveler emergency home" with their two dogs and two cats. The pet-friendly celebrity couples like to garden and to watch squirrels in the yard. She writes self-help literature to raise awareness about things like Autism Spectrum Disorders, Gluten Ataxia, Aphasia, PTSD, Anxiety Disorders Caused by Exposure to Trauma, Medication Sensitivities, Gluten Free Travel, Service Dogs and Therapy Pets, the USO Metro, and Crohn's Disease while advocating daily for global genetic testing and accurate reporting of C-PTSD as well as TBI issues.