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    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'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 4 Responses Mar 7

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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 26-30, M 4 Responses May 9, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Jul 10

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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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    I am absolutely interested in psychology -

    especially interested in the psychology of offenders (forensic psychology/forensic psychiatry). When I worked in the prison I really loved my job to explore the soul of the offenders.
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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 6 Responses Jul 24

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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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    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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    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 Jul 20

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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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    I love psychology, I think ive read most of

    what there is, not to super great lenghts tho. About a year ago I came across MBTI, interesting, I thought it had some validity.. But it has not caught that much onto me, maybe tired of trying to learn yet another system/theory. I joined the personalitycafe.com which has many...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    But the dichotomies one can come across,

    wow!!.. If anything makes you color blind, then that must be it. But it has an allure, and probably some use.
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Aug 8

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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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    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 36-40, F 6 Responses May 14

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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 2 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Key point: Where do dysfunctional behaviors

    come from....and at the end of this I offer a possible solution "Why do human beings do the things they do? How is it that one person will sacrifice his own life for another, while another will murder a stranger for sheer pleasure? What creates a Charles Manson or a Nelson...
    drooniedat drooniedat 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 5

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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 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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    "Research shows that

    when you think like a kid, you open yourself up to a childlike wonder, and with that comes a world of ideas." - Season 2, episode 10 of Brain Games. 4 minutes into the episode. ~ why? Because they're not restricted with reasoning. They're less bothered about results. They're...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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    Proof to me that God

    and religion is real and not man made
    embersid embersid 31-35, M 4 Responses Jun 12

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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 4 Responses Mar 26

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    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 5

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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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    Someone who understands people real well

    message me if you want to help me figure some stuff out thanks
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F Aug 7

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    I'm not trying to be mean

    but some members on hear need professional help not a Web forum.
    Spidey0 Spidey0 26-30, M 1 day ago

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    [picture attached] So I'm currently studying

    classical conditioning in psych at the moment and came across this... A bit of an old one, but it still makes me laugh!
    BlackOpium BlackOpium 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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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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    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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    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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    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 Jul 20

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    MrsButterfly90 MrsButterfly90 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 25

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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, M 1 Response Jul 15