Archives for February, 2013
C.R. writes: Some stories of arrogant people and their victims. 1. Blatant The other day, someone I know well, who I'll call Michelle, told me a story. Michelle is afraid that if her boss, who's probably never heard of the Therapy Soup blog (and maybe not even PsychCentral.com) sees this, she'll lose her job. She's not being paranoid. Staff members at her level have been set up and fired for far less.
In our first post about help-rejecting complainers (those who ask for help, reject your help, and blame you for not solving their problems) we ended up with some questions. Let's start with this one: Why do people complain then reject help?
Could a B12 vitamin deficiency be causing your depression, anxiety or even symptoms of psychosis? This important video shows results of a B12 deficiency and how it can negatively affect your physical and emotional health. We were shocked at...
Do you have a chronic complainer in your life? Is trying to deal with these expert button-pushers leaving you with feelings of hopelessness, frustration, even anger? In her excellent post called What Is A Victim Role, Psychcentral blogger Dr. Linda Hatch identifies three behaviors and feelings that those who see themselves as victims* might bring to a relationship. These are: Defensive Self-Righteousness, Emotional Reactivity, and Retreating Into Addiction. These behaviors are extremely frustrating for people on the receiving end. We'd like to add another role those who feel victimized often engage in, the role of Help-Rejecting Complainer.
Banana Joe, an adorable Affenpinscher, won the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last night. The media raved. We don't doubt that underneath his champion exterior lies a loving heart. We can learn a lot about how to live by watching animals. For example, ants teach us industry. Cats teach us cleanliness. And dogs, even champion Affenpinschers, can teach us some of the basics of loyalty and love.
What is evil? Most of us can easily list actions and behaviors, speech, and even thoughts that might be considered evil, though, in Western culture anyway, evil is generally viewed as a concept and an intangible, rather than having an independent identity. Many of us probably don't believe that evil can be identified biologically and would find fantastic the notion that evil manifests biologically or leaves a physical marker or indicator. But now a German neurologist, has identified a very specific brain configuration which he says is "where evil lurks."
C.R. writes: Okay, as a nation, we're talking about guns. We're talking (at least a bit more) about mental health. Isn't time we also talked about violence in our culture? Especially in the media, which both reflects and shapes our culture?