How much of our actions and attitudes are formed from evolution? Piggybacking off of some ideas from another thread I got to thinking about how we "mark our territory." Particularly in relationships.
Example: When a girl is with a guy and another girl comes along and is flirting with him, she will naturally want to let that other girl know "he's mine." This is when a cat fight usually comes about to which most guys are pleased to watch two girls fight over him. (sorry I use girl, it's just how I talk. Substitute woman, lady, whatever you like...)
Similarly: Men will be sometimes protective/possessive of their girls and give other men "the look" if they are checking out their chica. Or they will get mad when they see their girl looking at another guy.
Is jealousy or possessiveness part of our evolution? Or is an unhealthy character trait that stems from insecurity and immaturity alone?
I'm in Brattleboro, Vermont, James.
In London, there are heel-bars every 100 yards or so. Their absence never struck me until I noticed my work ankle-boots had worn down one side.
Survival. The goal of all species is reproduction.
Oh, now that's a very interesting comment, Jakie :) I wonder if there is data to support that.
I just saw this. The full article is freely available at the "access" link on the right.