Psychologists Can be Pseudo(2)

If after your first visit you are invited for a second round, your anxiety levels reach a notch higher because you are about to discover facts about yourself which you have hitherto  not known. Lo and behold, after about an hour of further discussion, you are gently advised that there are broad indications that you need further sessions to enable the good listener to decide whether you have a clinical problem or not. This may well be a a case of the psychologist making a genuine effort to determine if there is truly a need for psycho analysis and treatment. If that is the case then there is no cause for concern. The problem arises when all is truly well with you but are asked to keep going back for further consultation only to be told after several visits (and paying consultations fees on  each visit) that you are perfectly alright. I wonder if a second opinion establishes that these several visits were totally unnecessary, there might be a case for law suit.

Psychologists Can be Pseudo

When you walk into a psychologist’s clinic and have your natter about the issues bothering you, the psychologist is most unlikely to immediately announce that there is nothing psychologically problematic with you. Instead he will ask you (in all likelihood) to come back for second visit so as to enable him to consider your facts   more thoroughly both on the facts and clinically (with reference to authorities). This is not unusual among psychologists only – most professionals tend to take this line because of the innate need to self perpetuate themselves.

Lawyers Can Lie

There are ten matters that lawyers are unlikely to tell you. This is the first one of them: when you first walk into a lawyer’s office to request for his representation, the foremost issue in your mind is the cost that you are likely to incur. Nine out of ten you are most unlikely to be given a clear cut figure. Not because the lawyer wants to be evasive but because he will not know at that stage the full extent of what he is taking on. In that window between your anxiety and his inability to provide a precise quote lies the opportunity for the lawyer to exploit and for you to be exasperated as the matter evolve and develops.  The trick is to indicate to the lawyer to take his time, study your case and to provide a fairly accurate estimate of the cost.

Urge to Trace

It is almost a mania to want to know, all the time, as to what caused a particular result. The urge to want to trace the events that led to a particular result is so irresistible that you constantly seek to discover it all. This can and in fact does does cause unnecessary pressure to build up and distract you from time that you can use more positively in pursuit of your career, your relationships or your studies. Wanting to know the reasons behind a situation may help to correct the future and help improve your own conduct but to be besieged by an urge to know is like like lying down and spitting in the air. It will only fall on your face.
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Noisy but Dumb

I have two friends – one a beagle and the other a mix between a male Dalmatian and a Spitz. How they managed this is still everybody’s guess. These two fellas are so communicative with their glances, stares and winks that they are able to convey accurately exactly what is in their minds. I am unable to imagine how two individuals can be so noisy notwithstanding that no other noise beside a bark or a growl or even a whimper can emanate from their mouth. This is an ideal I dare not share with my wife. That is why they such nice friends.

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Impressions are often created as a means to an end. In love, work and at play impressions are a vital link between ambition and achievement. The trouble begins if your impressions do not have a cause. Only if you have cause can your commitment be there. Creating an impression for the sake of impressing only but not for achieving a desired goal is an exercise in futility.


Catapult to Chaos

The very essence of sudden success is the situation where you are unexpectedly and perhaps unintentionally shot into apposition where your achievements are abruptly recognized and being rewarded. However you now in a position that you did not expect to arrive until much later but you are now judged by present success and expected to perform to that level if not better. If you can well and good but if not your job will be a series of chaotic decisions. My thinking is not to seek a catapult to success but rather a gradually rising ladder.