Thursday, January 2, 2014

You are a psychologist

Have you ever had to talk your parents into buying you something? Did you need to throw a tantrum? Did you negotiate, saying things like all my friends have [it], or no more [things] for me this year?

Who hasn't made an excuse for a leave at the workplace because their best friend from school was in town? Don't you always try to get off work early on the day of some great sports event? Haven't you seen people wait to drink in office parties, just to let someone else do it first?

Do you tell bad news straight away or wait for some time, or for the right moment? Or do you tell bad news straight away only when it suits the situation? Have you ever sat on good news, except to give someone a surprise?

If the answer to any of the above questions is Yes, then yes, you are a psychologist. You may not want to admit it, but you are one. It is kind of implied in the fact that we humans are social animals. Manipulation is like a knife. We can either use it to make great food, or to cut through a jungle, or, we can use it to kill others. We are all psychologists, but it is upto us how to use this 'gift' of ours.

24 comments:

  1. Agree with you 100%. Happy New Year.

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  2. Yes, we definitely are psychologists in one way or another - - whether we care to admit it or not.
    Have a wonderful 2014!

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    1. Happy New Year to you too, Jon. I don't know about the rest of the world, but you surely are one!

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  3. I like psychology! As a science, it presumes the existence of my brain, which I have always taken as a compliment.

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    1. I agree with you Geo and kk... we manipulate infos for our benefits. And lying is more than a science. I actually wrote a post similar to this explaining the art of lying, do have a look, i hope you'll find its interesting :) http://ashishrathorescience.blogspot.in/2013/12/the-art-of-lying.html.
      And a very happy new year to you ppl :)
      Just passing by...

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    2. I had never thought this way. Now I think the whole blog post is redundant. The whole idea comes in one line of yours, Geo.

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    3. Happy New Year, Ashish.

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  4. Yeah we use it every day in one form or another

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  5. Yes KK, I think you are correct thaat we are all psychologists, but some are definitely more skilled at it than others. Happy New Year to you - I really mean that!

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    1. Thank you Phil, and a happy new year to you and your family as well.

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  6. Interesting way of looking at it. Ive done a few of those things.

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    1. Yes, almost all of us have done many of these things.

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  7. yay imaaa a psychologisttttt !!!!! lololol .. yea been in similar situations and have done them at moments i tot were apt :) Good post :)

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  8. I AM A PSYCHOLOGIST!!!! GODDAMN MAN!

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  9. lol, i am a psychologist..:D :D :P :P :P
    Happy new year..:)

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    1. Happy new year to you and your family.

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  10. I'm a psychology major and I approve of this message :)

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    1. Now this post is verified by experts!

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  11. We are all born manipulative. A baby can throw a tantrum. In fact, breath holding and turning blue is a famous child-tantrum ; a trick to scaring the parents into submission.

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