I was going to comment on this but I’d just like to know how many people agree with his position first.
I was going to comment on this but I’d just like to know how many people agree with his position first.
Last night ON THE RECORD at 10pm/ET Ryan Burns told us about the letter Jodi Arias sent him from jail. Here’s a sample of that letter:
I’ve heard a number of psychologists diagnose Ms. Arias with borderline personality and a few other clinical conditions. After seeing this letter, I came up with my own diagnosis.
First, pay attention to unnaturally neat this letter is – a sign of neurosis and calculation.
Next the letters lean left and right – a sign of teetering between Physical and Emotional behavior.
The writing size is small but her loops are large – this indicates Emotional Sexuality/ Physical Suggestibility.
The y’s are loop-less and dip down into the line below them - Emotional Sexual and confusion about her sexual behavior.
The large margin on the left and small margin to the right - indicate an individual who makes space for themselves and gives little room to others (self centered).
The overall writing size seems to be small – another Emotional indicator.
The letters in each word are all close together – indicating that she keeps her true feelings close to herself.
*note – Physical = Extrovert/Emotional = Introvert
I didn’t see any lines on the paper but if there are that makes the neatness standout even more so. Compare the first sample with the second. In the first one you can see a little of her emotions and disorganization. This would be closer to who she really is than the second one which seems to be carefully thought out and written. Her writing actually looks like she does literally, unemotional and unaffected. She appears to be intelligent, she seems to really calculate what she says well before she says it… this is a planner. I didn’t spend much time focusing on the content of the letter because it really doesn’t matter. All that a person thinks shows up in unconscious ways.
Now that we’ve identified our writer as an extreme Emotional Sexual/Physical Suggestible, what the heck does that mean? That means you’re dealing with a person that will take things the wrong way mostly, internalize how they feel about and will over-react to what they’ve taken wrong. The Emotional aspect of the behavior will cause an individual to constantly internalize their feelings only to completely explode later. It really doesn’t matter the label that we give this behavior, it’s more important to be able to identify it before it’s too late.
I’m constantly debated on the idea that you can’t put people into two categories and I’m here to tell you that you can. There are differing levels of these two behaviors in us all, however we tend to lean to one side more than the other. When a person’ s levels are about the same on each side (without knowing how to keep up this balance) it’s called the “borderline behavior” syndrome
In the end, everyone of us has the capacity to do the unthinkable; our better judgment simply helps to keep us out of most trouble. The message here is to learn yourself, learn your behavior and how you respond to stress, because stress is the financier of every news organization worldwide.
My sister-n-law and her husband just welcomed a huge 8 lbs. 10 oz. baby boy into the world (Wheew!!). Congratulations guys! Shortly
after leaving the hospital and getting settled back at home, the discussion of Postpartum depression came up. She noticed that she was over reacting to minor things and this wasn’t her usual behavior… so she says.
I began to try to make sense of this phenomena by first doing a little more research. Here’s one definition of the condition:
Postpartum depression (PPD), also called postnatal depression, is a type of clinical depression which can affect women, and less frequently men, typically after childbirth. Studies report prevalence rates among women from 5% to 25%, but methodological differences among the studies make the actual prevalence rate unclear. Among men, in particular new fathers, the incidence of postpartum depression has been estimated to be between 1% and 25.5%. Postpartum depression occurs in women after they have carried a child. Symptoms include sadness, fatigue, changes in sleeping and eating patterns, reduced libido, crying episodes, anxiety, and irritability. Although a number of risk factors have been identified, the causes of PPD are not well understood. Many women recover with a treatment consisting of a support group or counseling.
The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, a standardized self-reported questionnaire, may be used to identify women who have postpartum depression. If the new mother scores more than 13, she is likely to develop PPD. Reference (Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postpartum_depression)
When I saw that the ‘cure’ for this condition was mostly counseling it all started to make a little more sense to me. After a woman has a child all of her senses become more heightened or intensified. This is an instinctual occurrence. If you believe that once upon a time there were no houses, roads bridges, iPads, internet, then the picture becomes more plain. The mother’s senses are heightened for protection of her infant, she sees, hears, feels, smells and even tastes more keenly. Well, that sounds a lot more promising to me than telling someone that they’re clinically depressed, especially when it’s true. Whatever we continually think on creates feelings and those feelings create more thoughts. So, to Keep It Simple Stupid, changing your thoughts changes your feelings.
Unfortunately, due to the lack of understanding of emotions and how they work, this blessing, in fact became labeled as depression. The depression aspect only shows up when someone can’t explain the feelings or the condition they find themselves in, just had a baby or not. I call it a blessing because once they’re understood, these heightened emotions can be put to positive use, for things like going to a botanical garden and seeing what all sorts of flowers truly smell like. Go to a new restaurant and taste new foods that you’ve never tried. Don’t feel like moving? Fine, use your heightened sense of emotion to write a song for your baby. I know all of this may sound corny but it sure beats being called depressed and drugged out of your mind on pills.
I believe that with understanding comes peace. If more women understood where these feelings were coming from and how to deal with them, we’d have less people diagnosed as being depressed. That is not to say that depression is not real and that people should just get over it. Depression is very real, but it can be avoided with proper education and re-labeling of some of these negative diagnostics.
So many issues and problems in our lives can be avoided by simply understanding how the mind and body works, most importantly, our own.
[Disclaimer: This post in no way disputes or contradicts the instructions given by your Doctor or Therapist. Please continue to get counseling or therapy until you feel that you've overcome your unwanted state of mind.]
First, if you are in any way basing your opinions, thoughts or actions on the color of a person’s skin this post will make absolutely no sense to you. However, if you’ve evolved past the 18th century you may find some valuable information here.
Let’s consider for a brief second that Pepsi is aware of this so-called racial tension that may or may not exist in all societies. Let’s pretend that everything that they do is based on how to increase profits. The way to get more people at least talking about your company is to become more visible. Hmmm… I know, let’s create a ‘racists’ commercial and cause controversy and get people talking about us…. (enter Tyler the Creator, hip hop representative. How many have heard of him before now?) Well, well, well looks like someone is in tune with 95% of the ignorance in these ‘civilized’ societies. Please people remain as ignorant as you possibly can. Please continue to allow companies to profit from your lack of intelligence, because I’ve invested into these companies.
I’d even invest into a company that promoted the KKK or Hitler or any other divisive character, because people in our animalistic behavior only respond to emotional stimulation. Love, hate, happiness, anger, pain; look at the commercials on TV, they all have to do with our emotions. Race is just the lowest form of emotional stimulation so it makes it easy to capitalize from the fallout that it causes.
There are entire corporations, talk shows, news organizations based on this very concept. Hate obviously makes money. So, I’m not saying to become a hater, I’m saying recognize the plight of those that are and profit from it. Another option would be to just continue doing things that way we always have and get the same results we always have.
The bottom line is that people are ignorant and no amount of protests, singing or marching is going to change that. Accept that this is how life is and benefit from it… this is obviously just my opinion.
The next time you’re out on a clear night; take a look up at the stars. If you live in a rural area you know more of what the true night sky looks like than someone who lives in the city. The true night sky is amazing, almost scary when you know what you’re looking at. The ancients ordered their lives around the stars and we continue a lot of those same practices today.
I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of opposites so stars and black holes seemed to be a good analogy for the Physical (Extrovert) and Emotional (Introvert) behavior. Let’s look at some of the characteristics of both ideas.
Shines brightly/ Likes attention
Very warm and comforting/ Like to give physical attention
Emits energy/The giver or talker not good with receiving i.e. listening
Can burn you if you get too close/ Passion can be perceived as tempers or anger
Imposes its energy on everyone/ Life of the party, knows and talks to everyone
Black hole/ Emotional
Cold dark and mysterious/ Shy ‘Emo’ type likes to wear dark colors
Draws others to them/ don’t like initiating conversation, likes for the moves to be made on them
Lives off of the energy of stars/ Likes the spontaneity of the Physical, another Emotional would bore them
Blends in to the surroundings/ doesn’t like attention, dresses very conservatively
Can never truly see what’s going on inside of them/ internalizes their feelings, considered to be deep
If you subscribe to the idea that we’re made up of the same thing as the entire universe then this actually makes a little more sense. We are simply opposing elements wrapped in a human form. Opposites have been described in too many ways to count but here are a few: Good/Evil, Cain/Abel, Horus/Set, Republican/ Democrat, Black/ White, Rich/ Poor, Christian/ Muslim, science/ religion and on and on.
It’s like marriage, the more time you spend stating and defending your way or side of doing things, the longer it’s going to take to realize your own potential. You’re supposed to be with your opposite personality to develop the other side of yourself. This creates balance and synergy and more importantly opens a new realm of possibilities in your life. How much time do we spend arguing and fighting about which side is right or wrong? I can think of so many more productive ways to spend our time and I’m sure you can as well.
The irony of this is that we all embody both sides. It’s unfortunate that we limit ourselves to one side and neglect the other due to the lack of understanding it. Our true potential as mankind can never be realized until our true potential as individuals is discovered.
I have a little secret to tell you… there is no right or wrong in this matrix, only deficiencies in the way we communicate our emotions to others.
Looks like the critics were wrong about this one…too. Kandi Burruss and Marvin Sapp’s Stay Prayed Up made it to #1 on itunes Gospel charts. Hold up, the queen of reality tv sex toys has the #1 gospel song? That just can’t be!
Well obviously it can be and it is. People are so busy and quick to judge others that they don’t have time to see the error in their own ways. Most of those talking are the ones at the club Sunday morning rushing home to get a couple hours of sleep before showing up to sing in the choir in the first service. Kandi in my opinion is openly displaying what so many of us do a horrible job of concealing. We all have more than one side to our personalities, it’s the denial of this fact that burdens us with so much unnecessary stress.
Who can say to Ms. Burruss that she shouldn’t make a song about what she believes? To say so would only be stating what you believe…(smh). How long must we endure the wrath of the unlearned? How long must we be subjected to the unconscious and willfull ignorance of the majority?
I read an article the other day about a woman who was arrested for selling adult toys. I thought that to be strange so I read on. Come to find out that it wasn’t because she was selling the toys, it was because she didn’t call them novelty items. It’s apparently against the law to sell adult toys and call it that in that county (this was in TX).
Throughout history man has struggled with the concept of sex; be it about homosexuality, sex before/ during marriage, masturbation etc.. It seems that we’ve put the so-called shame of sex at the forefront of our very existence and we’re baffled by the confusion that has followed. It’s not complicated at all, either become non-human or accept the whole of you that is human. Things only become taboo when you’re told not to do them…
And the stories continue to come in. I certainly hope that it’s clear how susceptible we all truly are to our own lives. Even if it’s not you that snaps, the person you’re with could totally snap. Would you believe that it’s due to communication deficiencies? We are simply collections of all that’s been suggested to us and we respond accordingly… keyword respond.
Tragedies like this and so many more are avoidable if we’d only care to Dehypnotize! We continue to use the same excuses for the same issues yet we expect different results. Time for a shake up in the same old same…
Police aren’t yet releasing the name of the player or the girlfriend until the family has been notified. Stay tuned for updates.
UPDATE: Jovan Belcher, 25 is the player. Read story here: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/report-chiefs-player-kills-girlfriend-takes-own-life-154951891–nfl.html