Biological conflicts: territorial fear conflict, identity conflict, territorial anger conflict, scare-fright conflict, depending on gender, laterality, and hormone status
The Mytho Constellation presents as compulsive talking. People in this constellation have a persistent urge to talk. They carry on endless monologues and are hard to interrupt. They speak rapidly and loudly, particularly when the mania-related conflict is pronounced or when they set on a track provoked, for instance, by a certain subject associated with one of the two conflicts (or both). From a biological point of view, the excessive talking serves the purpose to talk the opponent down.
In psychiatry, a rapid and pressured speech is termed logorrhea. It is assumed that this behavior is controlled from the Broca’s area, or speech center, embedded in the laryngeal muscles relay on the left side of the cerebral cortex. Dr. Hamer's brain scan studies show, however, that the uncontrollable talkativeness originates in a schizophrenic constellation that involves the control center of the bronchial mucosa (rather than the larynx relay) located on the right cortical hemisphere. Furthermore, the Broca’s area controls the ability to speak and to pronounce words (see stuttering) and not the speed or flow of talking. NOTE: When the excessive talking is accompanied by motor hyperactivity, this indicates an additional Motor Cortex Constellation caused by “feeling stuck”.
The “talkaholic” doesn’t necessarily need an audience. Hence, the constellation might manifest itself as self-talk or mumbling monotonously to oneself. With a strong constellation, the self-talk is limited to the repetition of particular words or phrases, including loud bursts of swear words with a concurrent Aggressive Constellation. Endless inner monologues are characteristic for the depressed mood or when the depression-related conflict is reactivated through setting on a track. The encounter with a conflict track triggers an instant outpour of internal speeches directed toward the person(s) associated with the territorial anger conflict or identity conflict. The mytho-depressive is also inclined to express his thoughts and sorrows in long, excessive diary entries rather than out loud.
Mythomaniacs are overflowing with ideas, especially in the areas of their interest, whether it is a trade, a business, a research project, or a work of art. They are able to improvise with ease about any subject. Just as “appetite comes with eating”, for mythomaniacs the ideas come with talking. Here we find the raconteur, the master of inventing imaginative stories, the prolific writer who publishes one book after the other, often within the same genre (horror stories, vampire stories, detective novels, science fiction), the articulate public speaker (moderator, scholar, politician, preacher), and those folks who are always ready to deliver a punch line (comedians, entertainers). When a mythomaniac tells a story, he talks not only to others, he also entertains himself! Elaborate “letters to the editor” or endlessly long emails are also typical for this constellation. Generally, the preferred subjects of a mythomaniac point to the original conflict (territorial fear conflict, scare-fright conflict, identity conflict, territorial anger conflict). Pushing that button opens a verbal floodgate.
A person in a Mytho Constellation has a tendency towards verbal exaggeration or even lying. A strong constellation creates the compulsive or pathological liar. With a concurrent Megalomania Constellation, the lies are designed to gain admiration or earn pity from others. With an Aggressive Constellation (see additional conflicts) the lies have a malicious intent. Someone in an Aggressive-Mytho Constellation might be driven to produce elaborate, offensive internet postings or hate posts on social media. Bloggers, gossip journalists, or character assassins that get pleasure out of harming people through defamation and slander are in these constellations.