New research from Concordia University, published in the journal Psychopharmacology, has found that an intranasal form of oxytocin can improve self-perception in social situations. Oxytocin, a hormone naturally released following childbirth or during social bonding periods, has recently been investigated for its impact on social behaviors.
"Our study shows oxytocin can change how people see themselves, which could in turn make people more sociable," says senior author Mark Ellenbogen, Canada Research Chair in Developmental Psychopathology at Concordia University and a member of the Centre for Research in Human Development. "Under the effects of oxytocin, a person can perceive themselves as more extraverted, more open to new ideas and more trusting."
Soma for the new herd.
If socialization is ruined, why not a drug to make you the perfect rape victim: open, willing, and oblivious to danger through artificial high self esteem?
Although we like to think the posters here are ueberspergs, I think the truth is that many of you are simply natively high O ("openness") and are recoiling from that because you keep running into crazy people a/k/a The Majority.