The trust game?

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Re: The trust game?

Postby MrSpectrum » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:18 am

DorgEndo wrote:I don't think I am that crazy yet.

HOW crazy? Probably more than some here--less than others. :laughing6:

I know I'M not crazy at ALL.... SEE? :lol:
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Re: The trust game?

Postby DorgEndo » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:09 am

Ok. I have a weird one here. Since this thread is about trust I am fairly certain Devlyn just gave me a surprise trust fall experiment. I had just walked past her and sat down, then she purposely dived into the corner loudly scratching the wall. I go to "save" her. After I start bringing her body up you can see she wiggled back down, my eyes were briefly off her at that moment because I was adjusting sitting down and talking to my husband. The video ends short of me pulling her out of the corner ledge she dove into. Things like this make me think there is validity to the hypothesis dragons are testing their people on being a trustworthy giant being to interact with. Hope the link works

(Edit for video link should be public now)

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2Zcj_1jChf ... be0ltg7h3j
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Re: The trust game?

Postby claudiusx » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:30 am

Ok updated to add your theory to the front page :)

But your IG is private so we can't see the video :|

I will say though that some other people in this thread made valid points as to why "trust testing" isn't really a likely thing to happen, as it goes against all their natural instincts to put their life on the line like that. I think it's more an overconfidence thing, they think they can make it, but really can't lol. But, who knows! I love the theories though. :mrgreen:

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Re: The trust game?

Postby MrSpectrum » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:55 pm

claudiusx wrote:But your IG is private so we can't see the video :|

FWIW, I don't belong to any social media, and had no trouble watching the video.
However, I didn't/wouldn't interpret what I saw as any kind of "trust fall experiment". :dontknow:
It looked to me like the dragon moved into the corner, possibly lost footing and slipped down behind the decor. It also didn't look like she was stuck (she didn't struggle at all). Looked to me like that's just where she wanted to be--at a high vantage point while being mostly hidden.

But then I don't consider it a "sympathy experiment" when Ol' Furface trips down the stairs, runs into walls, slides his furry butt across the ice-covered driveway and crashes into the garage, slips/skids on a pile of his own... making and crashes into a tree... (I could go on, but I think the point's made. :mrgreen: )

What'd Freud say?..."Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar." :roll:
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Re: The trust game?

Postby ComicBookMama » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:19 pm

MrSpectrum wrote:
DorgEndo wrote:I don't think I am that crazy yet.

HOW crazy? Probably more than some here--less than others. :laughing6:

I know I'M not crazy at ALL.... SEE? :lol:
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He's not crazy. His mother had him tested. :wink:
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Re: The trust game?

Postby DorgEndo » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:34 pm

MrSpectrum wrote:
claudiusx wrote:But your IG is private so we can't see the video :|

FWIW, I don't belong to any social media, and had no trouble watching the video.
However, I didn't/wouldn't interpret what I saw as any kind of "trust fall experiment". :dontknow:
It looked to me like the dragon moved into the corner, possibly lost footing and slipped down behind the decor. It also didn't look like she was stuck (she didn't struggle at all). Looked to me like that's just where she wanted to be--at a high vantage point while being mostly hidden.

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What'd Freud say?..."Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar." :roll:
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Made video link public so anyone can view it now. I called it a trust fall because of how loudly and purposely she banged on the wall. She was kicking with a back leg and front leg. 7 months and I have never seen her do anything like that. She will run around and crawl places, but to bang on the wall at a vantage point to see the human come. Dragons have been shown to have their own intelligence. Different from a human by far of course. I'm not sure what she was thinking, but her deliberate actions make me suspect she had a plan, some rudementary logic she was trying to play out
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Re: The trust game?

Postby claudiusx » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:37 pm

I do agree with that assessment. It's been proven that they can learn how to get a certain outcome. Maybe that's how she figured she could get your attention or get you to come to her.

I've thought about tests and experiments to do to test their learning capabilities. Would be really cool to do something like that I think.

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