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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 1 Response Apr 20

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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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    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 3 Responses May 14

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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 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    Don’t lament about roads not taken; what are

    you afraid of? On my quest to a healthier mind I set a goal (on a previous post) to research and share a different psychologist every day. Then life happened. The short version is I have a child with ADHD, ODD, and high functioning autism who needed my undivided attention. I...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    I was recommended the Four Agreements

    and wanted to continue sharing on this experience since it's where I began. [Disclosure: I am a chemist by trade and new to psychology but I have an open mind and I treat everything as a learning opportunity. When I began, EP fulfilled an intellectual and emotional need…but...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F Jan 27

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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 2 Responses Apr 17

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    I just thought of something.

    All this time that I was talking about majoring in Psychology, and becoming either a therapist for students, a therapist for adults, or go into Psychopathology and work with Psychopaths, I just realized one more thing that I could add to my list of potential career options... I...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I love watching things

    that talk about how our minds and brain works and/or functions If any of you have Netflix, I'd recommend you watch a series called "Brain Games" I love it. I've watched 4 episodes already, and I'm sad that there's only 15 available. You get to participate in all the tests as...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 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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    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 4 Responses Apr 26

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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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    Psychologists examined Internet trolls

    and found that they are "narcissistic, psychopathic, and sadistic"
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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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 3 Responses Apr 15

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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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    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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    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 Apr 7

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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 1 Response Apr 25

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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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    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 5

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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...
    inkspensandpapers inkspensandpapers 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 17

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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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    i like Carl Jung. i wanna read him more.

    .next ill should try Adler
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    embersid embersid 31-35, M 3 Responses 4 days 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 1 Response Apr 5

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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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    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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    If you announce your goals to others,

    you are less likely to make them happen because you lose motivation.
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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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 2 Responses Apr 5

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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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    ~ I Am Both ~

    "Left brain: I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am...
    Evangeline1985 Evangeline1985 26-30 2 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    I'm a psychology major - going

    for my PhD. There are about 15 different career options that I like, that I can take with my PhD. and they're all fascinating. But the one I am interested in the most, the one I see myself doing the best in, is the one my family doesn't exactly like. My mom tries to support it...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 8

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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 19 Responses Jan 12

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    I find it ironic that I do my best to make sure

    my friends are happy and I help talk to them about their problems, yet I'm the one who is depressed
    Tbone33 Tbone33 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 18, 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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    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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    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 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    hey girls if u wanna know about boys.

    ... their likes dislikes....specially indian and all psychology of boys then message me
    bittuhunk bittuhunk 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 9

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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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    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 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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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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    I am currently a psychology student in college.

    I love psychology. My personality type is INFJ. It is the most interesting thing to study. I think everyone should take the time and look into it because trust me if you haven't you don't know what you're missing. Psychology can help you a lot in life with problems, emotions...
    Ghostprojection Ghostprojection 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    I can't wait to graduate from this psych tech

    program that I'm in. I have 4 more weeks to go! I want to work in a psych ward but for my first job, I'll be hopefully going to Coalinga State Hospital. Their population is sexual violent predators only BUT they pay VERY good. I only want to be there for a year or two to get...
    Brody1530 Brody1530 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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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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    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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    Carl Jung being the most controversial

    psychological theorists confuses me. Who can really argue his findings? He lived them and showed the conclusions. He's my number 1 favorite theorists. I say that because I'm literally ready to build my wall. I feel him deeply on that level. http://www.creativitypost.com...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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