Urgh… people are complicated.
There are times when I entertain the thought of becoming both a writer and a psychologist (scary, isn’t it?). Or maybe just a counselor. I’m not sure I would be good at the prescription part of the psychology world. This may sound hypocritical because in an earlier post, I…might’ve (heehee) gotten a bit upset about a lady I know who likes to psycho analyze everybody. I only said that because I don’t agree with the way she approaches it. She gives off the impression she can predict everybody’s actions and thoughts and dreams and ideas simply because she read a book about their personality type. The human mind is vast, and capable of all kinds of unique and spontaneous decisions. If you psycho analyze people that way, thinking you can predict everything they do, then you limit their potential. But I digress.
I guess the reason I like to entertain this thought is because I like mysteries. I like TV shows like Psych and Monk and Remington Steele(how many of you have watched THAT show?) and Banacek (or that one?) which are all mystery shows. I also like bank heist movies because I like figuring out how they did it, who did it and why. In the same way, I like mysteries of the human mind. Why does she think that way? Why would he do that? What influenced their worldviews?
Since I find most of the people I know don’t like to be psycho analyzed, I find I usually psycho analyze myself. It’s good practice, I suppose. It’s during this passage of my life I need to understand what I believe and why more than ever, since now is the time I’ll be making decisions that will forever affect my life. Thus why you’ll see post like the one about jealousy. You can’t believe how excited I was when I figured out the root cause of jealousy is insecurity. Okay, so maybe *excited* isn’t the right word….
That’s also one of the reasons I like to read books like Personality Plus and Captivating and Wild at Heart. (If you haven’t read Captivating and Wild at Heart, then I suggest you go read it NOW before I hunt you down and make you read it!! *angelic expression*) Captivating revolutionized my thinking and has helped me understand both my heart and the hearts of my friends. Wild at Heart was also extremely helpful, but I concede I will never understand a guy’s mind. And they think girls are complicated… 😉
http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/2005/09/Theres-Something-Fierce-In-The-Heart-Of-A-Woman.aspx?p=1- a great article by John and Stasi Eldredge about their books Wild at Heart and Captivating.
I usually think about psychological questions while I’m trying to go to sleep because it helps calm me down. So the other night, I thought of this question. Every girl is looking for her knight in shining armor, or her Prince Charming. What exactly is the Knight in Shining Armor? Every girl knows intuitively what the concept is, but I’ve yet to hear an explanation about what he is and why girls want that. Sigh
And of course, you have the question that has been plaguing humanity since the beginning of time. Why is it your judgment is clearer when you’re talking to friends or people you trust, but when it comes to people you’re attracted to, all common sense, security and understanding of human nature goes flying out the window? Sigh.
P.S. HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY!! 😀 😀 😀