[back] Medical control ploys
is an inverted style of ad-hominem."--Jim West
"No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility."---Simone de Beauvoir (a 1.1 comment)
[Arrogance is used to stop anyone (e.g. parents & medical students) asking the wrong questions, and for daring to question medical authority, and is a display of Histrionics. Works well if you can get away with it. To paraphrase Simone de Beauvoir, no doctor is more arrogant towards his patients than one who is anxious about his medicine.]
See: Medical beliefs Histrionics
[Aug 2007] The anti-MMR mothers who are putting us all in danger
George Will's attitude about the Holocaust issue is, unfortunately, all too typical of millions of relatively well-educated Americans today. His smug sense of moral and intellectual certainty about this subject is characteristic of the close-minded who know just enough about this trendy subject to pronounce on it with arrogance.  How an Influential Journalist Twists the Truth by Mark Weber
"Medical students are further softened up by being maliciously
fatigued. The way to weaken a personís will in order to mould him to suit your
purposes is to make him work hard, especially at night, and never give him a
chance to recover. You teach the rat to race. The result is a person too weak to
resist the most debilitating instrument medical school uses on its students:
If I had to characterize doctors, I would say their major psychological attribute is fear. They have a drive to achieve security-plus thatís never satisfied because of all the fear thatís drummed into them in medical school: fear of failure, fear of missing a diagnosis, fear of malpractice, fear of remarks by their peers, fear that theyíll have to find honest work. There was a movie some time ago that opened with a marathon dance contest. After a certain length of time all the contestants were eliminated except one. Everybody had to fail except the winner. Thatís what medical school has become. Since everybody canít win, everybody suffers from a loss of self-esteem. Everybody comes out of medical school feeling bad.
Doctors are given one reward for swallowing the fear pill so willingly and for sacrificing the healing instincts and human emotions that might help their practice: arrogance. To hide their fear, theyíre taught to adopt the authoritarian attitude and demeanour of their professors. Confessions of a Medical Heretic
Tim Field, a noted author and researcher of psychopathy, believes that the psychopath picks out people who can see through him: "A bully's (sociopath) apparent self-esteem and self-confidence is actually arrogance, an unsustainable belief of invulnerability honed from his willingness to act outside the bounds of society to ensure their survival. Targets (or victims) are people who can see through the arrogance to perceive the empty shell behind it - and bullies can sense who can see through them, furthering the target's elimination." (Bully OnLine).
"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers."---Thomas PynchonI learned a long time ago if you ask a question, and they act like your stupid, or become impatient or get angry, then there just trying to hide the fact that they don't really know what they are talking about and are trying to convince you that you should do what they say.----Jim O'Kelly