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    I absolutely LOVE Pyscology.

    It interests me so much to learn about the brain. When I started studying for my A levels I wasn't allowed to take up Psychology because I didn't have a GCSE grade high enough in Maths!! And it sucked :( So now I've ditched the normal education system and I'm doing my own...
    23kk23 23kk23 18-21, F 17 Responses Jul 10

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    Did you know, that people are more likely to be

    attracted to people who remind them of their parents? For example, if your mom has blond hair and blue eyes, chances are good you’ll end up with a girl just like it. Or if your dad was tall and thin, you’ll probably be interested in guys who remind you of him. It's called...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I'm getting the DSM5 (The Diagnostic

    and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders by the American Psychiatric Association 5th Edition) for Christmas. So. Freaking. Excited.
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    The show "The Killer Speaks" on Netflix is

    quite interesting. Even though their is only 5 episodes. "Actual convicted murderers - including spree killers, serial killers, and domestic violence killers describe their crimes in bone chilling detail" There's a good chance I'll be going into psychopathology in the future...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 27

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    I never was much interested in reading books,

    but I always wanted to be. To find a good one that would interested me, but I did not seem able to. Then 3 years ago after a date, I started to look for answers!. Why on earth was this person I meet acting that way, and why was I acting the way I was. Why? all the stuff in the...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 10

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    It never ceases to amaze me the amount of

    narcissistic and self absorbent people their are on here. The fact that many can be anonymous truly brings out the monster in certain individuals.
    Grenade36 Grenade36 22-25, M 4 Responses May 9, 2014

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    Instead of getting even

    or teaching someone a lesson when they do you wrong, consider teaching yourself a lesson instead. Revenge keeps you psychically connected to another in a negative way. Release yourself through the liberating act of forgiveness, and learn a truly valuable spiritual lesson.
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    EP Has Done More For Me Than Therapy

    I need to admit this. Like any relationship it has taken time for things to come to the surface. The simple act of writing itself is perhaps half of it, especially for me. But I need to give EP more credit and stop pretending to be a perfect hermit. My attitude to this website...
    turtlesplash turtlesplash 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 11, 2013

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    The Problem of Emotional Trauma People like to

    think of themselves as rational animals but this is a fallacy. We are simply the animals with the most reason, but we are anything but rational [just take a look at society]. It is emotion that forms the fundamental substance of our subjectivity and that shapes all our attitudes...
    turtlesplash turtlesplash 41-45, M 9 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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    I think it's funny when ignorant people think

    antisocial personality disorder means you avoid people ( those could actually either be avoidant, schizoid, or schizotypo personality disorders). Antisocial personality disorder actually means you have no regard for the law or the rights of others. If you victimize someone it's...
    Shirousa Shirousa 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    Psychologists examined Internet trolls

    and found that they are "narcissistic, psychopathic, and sadistic"
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    MrsButterfly90 MrsButterfly90 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Started reading this amazing book called

    Personal Intelligence (The power of personality and how it shapes our lives) by John D. Mayer I'd recommemd it! Also, I'd love to chat with anyone! I'm new here
    mel7leo mel7leo 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Dealing With Aggression I had an encounter at

    work on Christmas Eve that i am going to relay here for a couple reasons. Primarily it is a wonderful example of key elements in the basic psychology of aggression. Of course my aim here is more than simple edification or entertainment. Certainly my ego takes pride in my ability...
    turtlesplash turtlesplash 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    Psychology has always interested me.

    It all started when I realized I had ADD. I wonder why does my brain not like me concentrate on things, not let me sit still or fidget, or speak before I think. I, also, always wondered why I am so overly laid back on things, timid, and care more about other than my own self...
    zelda1995 zelda1995 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14, 2014

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    embersid embersid 31-35, M 5 Responses May 19

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    People will think what they want to think.

    No matter how carefully you choose your words and mannerisms, there's always a good chance they'll be misinterpreted and twisted upside down by someone. Does this really matter in the grand scheme of things? No, it doesn't. How others see you it is not important. How you see...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    Are you a "Fully Functioning Person"?

    On my path to self-actualization studying psychology has been a great guide. Carl Rogers believed that every person could achieve their goals wishes, and desires in life. When they did so self-actualization took place. "For Rogers (1961) people who are able be self-actualize...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 20 Responses Jan 12

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    The show called "Obsessed" is a good example of

    what I would be doing if I became a cognitive behavioral therapist. :) except I won't be on TV...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 26

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    The brain is an amazing organ

    but the mind is what I'm interested in. Mind over matter. You can physically change things with your mind. You can make things go away and appear with in it. Most people even create their own problems because they can not handle the power of their own mind. I want to be able to...
    Alliemakallie Alliemakallie 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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    Where is your focus??

    Someone asked me to post this so they can have it someone place they can reference it for others.I could not figure where to post this - so I will post this here. Granted it probably belongs in a lot of areas. To change any areas of our life, or emotion, or current state...we...
    drooniedat drooniedat 36-40 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Kids are more high strung today

    than the average psych ward patient in 1950. The chances are fairly high that either you or a loved one has had a history of anxiety. In any given year about 17% of people will have an anxiety disorder; and over our lives, about 28 % of people will have an anxiety disorder...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 11 Responses May 5

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    If you ask someone to draw a glass,

    for the most part they will draw it from the angle demonstrated to the right. But what is to stop them from simply drawing a circle? This would be a valid overhead view. The reason is that our brains, when left to their own devices, imagine objects in this format.
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I love you Psych enthusiast!

    I’m going to pick someone each day to research and SHARE. “Chocolate for the mind” (um unless you don’t like chocolate). Today is Nathaniel Branden (thanks for the suggestion YodaSeldom). Topic Self Esteem: “A particular way of experiencing the self.” He defines...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Hey guys I need some advice.

    I know for a fact that my future career is going to be psych related but I'm stuck between whether I want to major in clinical psychology and become a clinical psychologist or if I want to become a psych teacher in high school. The teaching course will be much shorter than the...
    BlackOpium BlackOpium 16-17, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Why are there so few books on adulthood

    and beyond?. Am I just blind?, maybe I havent searched so much, I admit. In the book "The human spark" by Jerome Kagan. He has a section that says "Beyond the family", just that sentence in itself I like. It should be a book title. I am quite fond of reading about the family...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Jul 16

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    Does anyone know of any kind of psychology

    classes for young teens ? Any kinds of extra courses online or anything like that ?! I'm desperate now to find something
    annaupchurch annaupchurch 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    Hello everyone. I am presently finishing my MS

    in Clinic Psych but I find myself stuck in thesis writing. My topic is about Impostor Syndrome and my advisor wanted me to do an exploratory research since it isn't observed yet here in our country. I am from the Philippines btw. I hope you can give me suggestions or websites...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 17

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    Happy Friday EP! Today’s discovery (for me)

    is Viktor E. Frankl, a neurologist/psychiatrist who survived the Holocaust and became a key figure in existential therapy. Existential therapy starts with the belief that although humans are essentially alone in the world, they long to be connected to others. People want to...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    I have a psychology and counselling degree

    and have always been interested in human behaviour....always scrutinising my own:((
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    Ahem ... Anyone else chuckling ?

    The difference in response to the same predicament , between men and women is VERY telling .
    babazon babazon 31-35, M Jul 16

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    people usually ask me what kind of psychologist

    I want to be. Truth is, I don't know yet. There are so many choices for me. Part of me wants to be psycho-pathologist. The other part of me wants to be a clinical psychologist. Part of me wants to become some kind of counselor. Part of me wants to be a school psychologist. ETC...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 15

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    I'm filled with fears

    and paranoid thoughts ..I'm scared even to venture out anymore ...I just want to be locked in all the time .even when I call a taxi I feel scared of the taxi driver and think he is going to take me somewhere and hurt me I'm living with mental agony  I feel so trapped I wish...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 6 Responses May 14

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    Some of my biggest interests have been these,

    in no particular order. Personality disorders (or styles as some would call them in another range maybe). Birth order Temperament Transactional analysis Madness Schizophrenia Thought and langauge. and other. I am very fond of reading about perspectives, our interactions...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Jul 11

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    One of the slightly bigger names in psychology

    which I am really fond of is Nancy McWilliams. She is from the sometimes dated school of psychoanalysis but she is also integrative, open-minded, empathetic, etc. She has a few videos on youtube, which I think really are worth watching. Can only recommend. Psychological...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M a week ago

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    Did you know that how you smell,

    matters more then you think? They say smell is the strongest sense linked to memory. So, how you smell is actually incredibly important. Not to mention what you eat, where you work, and how often you bathe can be subconsciously absorbed by the nose. Different people are...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 5

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    I'm a psychologist in training.

    I will be a therapist and a counselor. I love psychology and I want to help people with their problems. Any psych fans or psych majors out there?
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 7

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    ARE YOU AWAKE; or are you in a"shared

    hallucination" or "universal hypnotism"?!? I want to say thank you to Physatics (from EP) for suggesting Ekhart Tolle. How did I not hear about him before? If you don't know....read below Eckhart Tolle: "Since ancient times the term awakening has been used as a kind of...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 22

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    A neutral curiosity I'll give anybody

    who figures me out a gold star , but seriously I'm at the end of my rope Small backstory my mother was a shrink I also saw psychologists and psychiatrists, but my mother was enough and round she had her career to deal with and then did not see the psychologists and...
    Nogooglemedotcom Nogooglemedotcom 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 18

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    I'm currently in 9th grade.

    I take high school seriously because I've seen people on my Facebook who didn't really succeed in high school, and wish they had done better. I want to have a bright future when I get older & I want to be the best that I can. I'm not an over achiever but I just try to aim for...
    brianag96 brianag96 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2014

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    Just Love It

    I am already interested in psychology since I was in high school. When I want to continue to college, I actually want to take psychology major, but my mom didn't agree, so instead, I took human resource management. This is my third year in college and next year, I will officially...
    TulipsLover TulipsLover 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2013

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    I feel like me being an Empath can be really

    helpful with my career plans. I feel like it's important for a psychologist of any kind to be able to connect with their patients in stronger ways then just the normal observant and mental kind of way. and me being an Empath, since I can feel others pain so strongly, it helps me...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    People who can talk about themselves all day to

    the point where it's like they're obsessed with themselves/their image scare me lol. I lived with a lady who did this and she pissed me off then she got mad at me tuning her out lmao
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 3 Responses May 18

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    I admire a person that can carry a conversation

    about psychology with me. It's usually my Psych teacher and he's ******* awesome. Cool guy to talk to. I like to hear his views about things although sometimes I think they're wrong Its pretty cool. I'd love to be with a person like that. Someone that can talk to me about things...
    Eriannaa Eriannaa 16-17, F 6 Responses May 6

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    we are at war with ourselves,

    let it be ,,,dont be so difficult
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 30

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