FrumFind.org » Blog Archive » Automatic Writing and the Problem of Ideas.: "no one else is likely to share the same enthusiasm as the one who came up with the idea. Instead, you will get some version of what has commonly become known as the person who plays the role of devils advocate. This person will bring up no less than about dozen problems or issues which are significant to why the idea can not succeed. In some cases the person playing the role of devils advocate will know what he is talking, and in many cases, the critic will simply be shooting down the idea, because that is just what people do."