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Personality Psychology Sayings By Ashis Nandy: In fact, the anti-Muslim stance of much of Hindu nationalism can be construed as partly In fact, the anti-Muslim stance of much of Hindu nationalism can be construed as partly a displaced hostility against the colonial power which could not be expressed directly because of the new legitimacy created within Hinduism for this power. Such a dynamic would seem to roughly duplicate the displacement of Oedipal hostilities in the authoritarian personality. — Ashis Nandy
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Personality Psychology Sayings By Alison Miller: The first thing you need to know if you are a survivor is that parts The first thing you need to know if you are a survivor is that parts of you have probably been trained to create a variety of symptoms and behaviours. Abusers actually train child parts to cut the body, to make other parts cut, to attempt suicide, to create flashbacks by releasing pieces of visual or auditory memories, to create body memories of pain or electroshock, and to create depression, terror, anxiety, and despair by releasing the emotional components of memories to the rest of the personality system. The front person and most of the rest of the system do not know that this is the source of these feelings and behaviours. p126 — Alison Miller
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Personality Psychology Sayings By P.A. Speers: I have heard that we are spirits having a human experience. Perhaps those of us I have heard that we are spirits having a human experience. Perhaps those of us who have no conscience are dark spirits having a human experience. — P.A. Speers
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Personality Psychology Sayings By Stefan Molyneux: The true self is that which is in touch with reality. The false self is The true self is that which is in touch with reality.
The false self is the aspects of your personality that are adapted to threats and no longer consciously recognizes either the adaptation or the threat. — Stefan Molyneux
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Personality Psychology Sayings By Michael Adzema: The role of the therapist is to reflect the being/accepting self that was never allowed The role of the therapist is to reflect the being/accepting self that was never allowed to be in the borderline. — Michael Adzema
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Personality Psychology Sayings By Alison Miller: Over centuries, organised perpetrator groups have observed and studied the way in which extreme childhood Over centuries, organised perpetrator groups have observed and studied the way in which extreme childhood traumas, such as accidents, bereavement, war, natural disasters, repeated hospitalisations and surgeries, and (most commonly) child abuse (sexual, physical, and emotional) cause a child's mind to be split into compartments. Occult groups originally utilised this phenomenon to create alternative identities and what they believed to be "possession" by various spirits. In the twentieth century, probably beginning with the Nazis, other organised groups developed ways to harm children and deliberately structure their victims' minds in such a way that they would not remember what happened, or that if they began to remember they would disbelieve their own memories. Consequently, the memories of what has happened to a survivor are hidden within his or her inside parts. — Alison Miller
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Personality Psychology Sayings By Himmilicious: People who understand human behavior and personality tend to find flaws in every next person People who understand human behavior and personality tend to find flaws in every next person they meet, analyze their actions and develop bit sociopath nature. — Himmilicious
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Personality Psychology Sayings By Kimberlee Roth: Certainly, it's important to acknowledge and identify the effects of BPD on your life. It's Certainly, it's important to acknowledge and identify the effects of BPD on your life. It's equally important to realize that it neither dictates who you are nor fixes your destiny. — Kimberlee Roth
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Personality Psychology Sayings By Lynna Kivela: Narcissism: It's Primal. No Productive Control of Energy: Seeks constant fresh sources of stimulation and Narcissism: It's Primal. No Productive Control of Energy: Seeks constant fresh sources of stimulation and is highly energized running from human-object to human-object, activity to activity, but does not accomplish anything and never evolves or learns from activities and the many people recycled through. — Lynna Kivela
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Personality Psychology Sayings By Anna Moss: With practice, INTJs become skilled at nodding and making responsive noises at appropriate times,while internally With practice, INTJs become skilled at nodding and making responsive noises at appropriate times,
while internally wondering whether dolphins have language or thinking about how Star Wars breaks
the laws of physics. — Anna Moss
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Personality Psychology Sayings By Paul Levy: Wetikos can psychopathically (and thus toxically) mimic the human personality perfectly. If it serves their Wetikos can psychopathically (and thus toxically) mimic the human personality perfectly. If it serves their agenda, they can be convincing beyond belief, making themselves out to be normal, caring, politically correct human beings. They can endlessly talking about taking responsibility, but they never genuinely face up to and become accountable for their actions. They are unable to genuinely mourn, being only concerned with themselves. They will feign grief, however, just as they will try to appear compassionate, if it is politically expedient to do so and, hence, to their advance, they are master manipulators. — Paul Levy
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Personality Psychology Sayings By Flora Rheta Schreiber: Will there never be an end that also has a beginning? Will there never be Will there never be an end that also has a beginning? Will there never be continuity bridging the awful void between now and some other time, a time in the future, a time in the past? — Flora Rheta Schreiber
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Personality Psychology Sayings By Mark Brightlife: The only way out consists of using a social mask.This is why those under depression The only way out consists of using a social mask.
This is why those under depression will smile more as well as make efforts to please and entertain compared to anyone else.
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If they could hide in public, and they do hide in other ways, both psychological and physical.
The psychological feeling of being trapped comes afterwards from the need to have social life, and that's when the anti-social personality starts developing furthermore. — Mark Brightlife
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Personality Psychology Sayings By Louis Fischer: Psychology and economics are Stalin's favorable winds. He is also the party 'boss.' But he Psychology and economics are Stalin's favorable winds. He is also the party 'boss.' But he is, in addition, the Soviet Union's most striking personality. — Louis Fischer
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Personality Psychology Sayings By Susanna Kaysen: Recovered. Had my personality crossed over that border, whatever and wherever it was, to resume Recovered. Had my personality crossed over that border, whatever and wherever it was, to resume life within the confines of normal? Had I stopped arguing with my personality and learned to straddle the line between sane and insane? — Susanna Kaysen
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Personality Psychology Sayings By Gordon W. Allport: To understand what a person is, it is necessary always to refer to what he To understand what a person is, it is necessary always to refer to what he may be in the future, for every state of the person is pointed in the direction of future possibilities. — Gordon W. Allport
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Personality Psychology Sayings By William James: But when all is said and done, the fact remains that some teachers have a But when all is said and done, the fact remains that some teachers have a naturally inspiring presence and can make their exercises interesting, whilst others simply cannot. And psychology and general pedagogy here confess their failure, and hand things over to the deeper spring of human personality to conduct the task. — William James
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Personality Psychology Sayings By Sophia Dembling: Historically, psychologists have looked at introversion as the absence of extroversion. They measure extroversion, and Historically, psychologists have looked at introversion as the absence of extroversion. They measure extroversion, and if you are low in it, then you are considered an introvert. This perpetuates the perception of introversion as negative space, and introverted activities as not really doing anything. We need to train ourselves, and others, out of this idea. We need to start seeing doing nothing (or reading, or working alone on projects, or whatever it is we do to recharge) as activities that are as valid as any social event. — Sophia Dembling
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Personality Psychology Sayings By Emma Goldman: The ignorant mass looks upon the man who makes a violent protest against our social The ignorant mass looks upon the man who makes a violent protest against our social and economic iniquities as upon a wild beast, a cruel, heartless monster, whose joy it is to destroy life and bathe in blood; or at best, as upon an irresponsible lunatic. Yet nothing is further from the truth. As a matter of fact, those who have studied the character and personality of these men, or who have come in close contact with them, are agreed that it is their super-sensitiveness to the wrong and injustice surrounding them which compels them to pay the toll of our social crimes. The most noted writers and poets, discussing the psychology of political offenders, have paid them the highest tribute. Could anyone assume that these men had advised violence, or even approved of the acts? Certainly not. Theirs was the attitude of the social student, of the man who knows that beyond every violent act there is a vital cause. — Emma Goldman
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Personality Psychology Sayings By Noam Chomsky: It is quite possibleoverwhelmingly probable, one might guessthat we will always learn more about human It is quite possible
overwhelmingly probable, one might guess
that we will always learn more about human life and personality from novels than from scientific psychology — Noam Chomsky
Personality Psychology Sayings By Carl Jung: Obviously astrology has much to offer psychology, but what the latter can offer its elder Obviously astrology has much to offer psychology, but what the latter can offer its elder sister is less evident. So far as I judge, it would seem to me advantageous for astrology to take the existence of psychology into account, above all the psychology of the personality and of the unconscious. — Carl Jung
Personality Psychology Sayings By Stendhal: Indeed, man has two different beings inside him. What devil thought of that malicious touch? Indeed, man has two different beings inside him. What devil thought of that malicious touch? — Stendhal
Personality Psychology Sayings By Swami Dhyan Giten: Presence is not a question of judging or evaluating a client or a client's situation. Presence is not a question of judging or evaluating a client or a client's situation. Presence is to see the client's situation in a positive and creative light with a vision for how the present situation of the client relates to his further spiritual development. It is to accept a person as he is. It is to understand that the person is exactly where he needs to be in order to take the next step in his spiritual development. It is not about fighting with problems, darkness, drama and defences on the personality level, it is about becoming aware. It is about lighting the light in the inner being of another person. — Swami Dhyan Giten
Personality Psychology Sayings By Hugh Brody: The disorders that psychology associates with the dissonance between what parents say to children and The disorders that psychology associates with the dissonance between what parents say to children and what children know to be reality - from deep insecurities to chronic anxiety to depression - are not to be found among the hunter-gatherers I have known. This is not to claim that they are people who know nothing of mental illness. Rather, it is to look at the absence of a particular kind of illness, one that in my own society is somewhere between common and the norm. The apparent sturdiness of the hunter-gatherer personality, the virtual universality of self-confidence and equanimity, the absence of anxiety disorders and most depressive illnesses - these may well be the benefits of using words to tell the truth. — Hugh Brody
Personality Psychology Sayings By John Steinbeck: Tom felt his darkness. His father was beautiful and clever, his mother was short and Tom felt his darkness. His father was beautiful and clever, his mother was short and mathematically sure. Each of his brothers and sisters had looks or gifts or fortune. Tom loved all of them passionately, but he felt heavy and earth-bound. He climbed ecstatic mountains and floundered in the rocky darkness between the peaks. He had spurts of bravery but they were bracketed in battens of cowardice. — John Steinbeck
Personality Psychology Sayings By Nebo D. Lukovich: In the Reintegration System, a problem or unwanted state of mind is viewed as a In the Reintegration System, a problem or unwanted state of mind is viewed as a distinct part of the personality and reintegrated as such into the unity of one's being.
Every seemingly challenging part of our personality was initially part of the highest intention for our being. It is over time that it degraded and became a lower state of delusion. Our aim is to target such parts and work them back into the wholeness of our being. — Nebo D. Lukovich
Personality Psychology Sayings By Bryan Way: When I got home, I thought about the fact that Einstein supposedly used to stock When I got home, I thought about the fact that Einstein supposedly used to stock his wardrobe with the same suits and shoes so he'd never have to think about what he was going to wear. I lack the intellect it takes to solve problems that way. I've advanced nothing in the field of psychology, and my paper on PTSD was given little attention; I wrote that psychological disorders with a genetic link, such as borderline personality disorder, might seem impossible to treat, while PTSD, which is based in trauma that has been experienced, seems easy to tackle, at least to the layperson. The opposite is true. It can be difficult to find the right medication for genetic disorders, but they can be sufficiently treated. Conversely, PTSD never goes away. One might think that our genes are so elementary that we cannot escape them, but our experiences have the ability to do far greater damage. — Bryan Way
Personality Psychology Sayings By Jose Ortega Y Gasset: This leads us to note down in our psychological chart of the mass-man of today This leads us to note down in our psychological chart of the mass-man of today two fundamental traits: the free expansion of his vital desires, and, therefore, of his personality; and his radical ingratitude towards all that has made possible the ease of his existence. These traits together make up the well-known psychology of the spoilt child. — Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Personality Psychology Sayings By Stanislav Grof: LSD is a unique and powerful tool for the exploration of the human mind and LSD is a unique and powerful tool for the exploration of the human mind and human nature. Psychedelic experiences mediate access to deep realms of the psyche that have not yet been discovered and acknowledged by mainstream psychology and psychiatry. They also reveal new possibilities and mechanisms of therapeutic change and personality transformation. — Stanislav Grof
Personality Psychology Sayings By Rollo May: But in neurotic anxiety, two conditions are necessary: (1) the threat must be to a But in neurotic anxiety, two conditions are necessary: (1) the threat must be to a vital value; and (2) the threat must be present in juxtaposition with another threat so that the individual cannot avoid one threat without being confronted by another. In patterns of neurotic anxiety, the values held essential to the individual's existence as a personality are in contradiction with each other. — Rollo May
Personality Psychology Sayings By C. G. Jung: The State in particular is turned into a quasi-animate personality from whom everything is expected. The State in particular is turned into a quasi-animate personality from whom everything is expected. In reality it is only a camouflage for those individuals who know how to manipulate it. — C. G. Jung
Personality Psychology Sayings By Sam Vaknin: Here lies the partner's salvation: if you, as his intimate, wish to sever your relationship Here lies the partner's salvation: if you, as his intimate, wish to sever your relationship with the narcissist, stop providing him with what he needs. Do not adore, admire, approve, applaud, or confirm anything he does or says. Disagree with his views belittle him, reduce him to size, compare him to others, tell him he is not unique, criticize him, give unsolicited advice, and offer him help. In short, deprive him of the grandiose and fantastic illusions, which holds his personality together.
The narcissist is a delicately attuned piece of equipment. At the first sign of danger to his inflated False Self, he will quit and disappear on you. — Sam Vaknin
Personality Psychology Sayings By Christine Ann Lawson: The borderline Queen experiences what therapists call "oral greediness". The desperate hunger of the borderline The borderline Queen experiences what therapists call "oral greediness". The desperate hunger of the borderline Queen is akin to the behavior of an infant who had gone too long between feelings. Starved, frustrated, and beyond the ability to calm of soothe herself, she grabs, flails, and wails until at last the nipple is planted securely and perhaps too deeply in her mouth. She coughs, gags, chokes, and spits, eyeing the elusive breast like a wolf guarding her food. Similarity, the Queen holds on to what is hers, taking more than she could use, in case it might be taken away prematurely. — Christine Ann Lawson
Personality Psychology Sayings By Colin A. Ross: The most chronic and complex of the dissociative disorders, multiple personality disorder, was renamed multiple The most chronic and complex of the dissociative disorders, multiple personality disorder, was renamed multiple personality disorder, was renamed 'dissociative identity disorder' in 1994 in DSM-IV (American Psychiatric Association). The rationale for the name change, was among other things, to clarify that there are not literally separate personalities in a person with dissociative identity disorder; 'personalities' was a historical term for the fragmented identity states that characterize the condition. — Colin A. Ross
Personality Psychology Sayings By Stephen T. DeBerry: There is a widespread belief about quantum mechanics, as also about relativity, that it is There is a widespread belief about quantum mechanics, as also about relativity, that it is something that one is entitled to ignore for most ordinary philosophical and scientific purposes, since it only seriously applies at the micro level of reality; where 'micro' means something far smaller than would show up in any conventional microscope. What sits on top of this micro level, so the assumption runs, is a sufficiently good approximation of the old classical Newtonian picture to justify our continuing, as philosophers, to think about the world in essentially classical terms. I believe this to be a fundamental mistake. What I shall be arguing...is that the world is quantum-mechanical through and through; and that the classical picture of reality is, even at the microscopic level, deeply inadequate. — Stephen T. DeBerry
Personality Psychology Sayings By Moutasem Algharati: If you wish to be a good Leader, have a all round personality. Read psychology, If you wish to be a good Leader, have a all round personality. Read psychology, philosophy,history,anthropology, sociology, finest works, scriptures and even Law. — Moutasem Algharati
Personality Psychology Sayings By Ashly Lorenzana: My sadness is beautiful. It infuses everything I do. It is at the core of My sadness is beautiful. It infuses everything I do. It is at the core of my identity and always has been, just as happiness is in some people. I refuse to be told that it's a flaw. I will not mute it with medications for the sake of society. I will hold it close to me and celebrate it rightfully while the rest of the world fails to see it for what it is and it will be their loss. — Ashly Lorenzana
Personality Psychology Sayings By Virginia Mae Axline: Sometimes it is very difficult to keep in mind the fact that the parents, too, Sometimes it is very difficult to keep in mind the fact that the parents, too, have reasons for what they do
have reasons, locked in the depths of their personalities, for their inability to love, to understand, to give of themselves to their children. — Virginia Mae Axline
Personality Psychology Sayings By Alison Miller: A child who is being abused on an ongoing basis needs to be able to A child who is being abused on an ongoing basis needs to be able to function despite the trauma that dominates his or her daily life. That becomes the job of at least one ANP [alternate personality], whom the child creates to be unaware of the abuse and also of the multiplicity, and to "pass as normal" in the real world. The ANP is just an alter specialized for handling the adult world - in other words, the "front person" for the system. — Alison Miller
Personality Psychology Sayings By J.G. Ballard: If you like, you could call this the psychology of total equivalence, let's say neuronics If you like, you could call this the psychology of total equivalence, let's say neuronics for short, and dismiss it as biological fantasy. However, I am convinced as we move back through geophysical time, so we reenter the amnionic corridor, and move back through spinal and archeopsychic time, recollecting in our unconscious minds the landscapes of each epoch, each with a distinct ecological terrain, its own flora and fauna, as recognizable to anyone else as they would be to a traveller in a Wellsian time machine. Except that this is no scenic railway, but a total reorientation of the personality. If we let these buried phantoms master us as we reappear, we'll be swept back helplessly in the floodtide like pieces of flotsam. — J.G. Ballard
Personality Psychology Sayings By Charlette Mikulka: How we perceive, feel about and respond to people and situations is far more guided How we perceive, feel about and respond to people and situations is far more guided by the lessons of early childhood than we would like to believe. We may be adults, chronologically and physically, but too often the youngest parts of our personality are invisibly, yet actively, living our lives. — Charlette Mikulka
Personality Psychology Sayings By Marlene Steinberg: Identity confusion is defined by the SCID-D as a subjective feeling of uncertainty, puzzlement, or Identity confusion is defined by the SCID-D as a subjective feeling of uncertainty, puzzlement, or conflict about one's own identity. Patients who report histories of childhood trauma characteristically describe themes of ongoing inner struggle regarding their identity; of inner battles for survival; or other images of anger, conflict, and violence. P13 — Marlene Steinberg
Personality Psychology Sayings By Christine Ann Lawson: The Queen is controlling, the Witch is sadistic, the Hermit is fearful, and the Waif The Queen is controlling, the Witch is sadistic, the Hermit is fearful, and the Waif is helpless.
And each requires a different approach. Don't let the Queen get the upper hand; be wary even of accepting gifts because it engenders expectations. Don't internalize the Hermit's fears or become limited by them. Don't allow yourself to be alone with the Witch; maintain distance for your own emotional and physical safety. And with the Waif, don't get pulled into her crises and sense of victimization. Pay attention to your own tendencies to want to rescue her, which just feeds the dynamic. — Christine Ann Lawson
Personality Psychology Sayings By Douglas Gillette: After years of research, depth psychologists and others argue that each sex carries both the After years of research, depth psychologists and others argue that each sex carries both the psychological and physical traits of the other. No man is purely masculine, just as there is no purely feminine woman. Jungian psychologists call the feminine characteristics of the male psyche the Anima; the female psyche's masculine characteristics they the Animus.
Both the Animus and Anima develop in complex fashion as the personality grows to maturity. Neither men nor women can reach psychological maturity without integrating their respective contrasexual other. A man's female elements enhance his manhood, just as a woman's male aspects enhance her womanhood. — Douglas Gillette
Personality Psychology Sayings By James A. Chu: Switches among identities occur in response to changes in emotional state or to environmental demands, Switches among identities occur in response to changes in emotional state or to environmental demands, resulting in another identity emerging to assume control. Because different identities have different roles, experiences, emotions, memories, and beliefs, the therapist is constantly contending with their competing points of view. Helping the identities to be aware of one another as legitimate parts of the self and to negotiate and resolve their conflicts is at the very core of the therapeutic process. It is countertherapeutic for the therapist to treat any alternate identity as if it were more "real" or more important than any other.

Guidelines for Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults, Third Revision — James A. Chu
Personality Psychology Sayings By Ralph Ellison: Leaving him and going out into the paint-fuming air I had the feeling that I Leaving him and going out into the paint-fuming air I had the feeling that I had been talking beyond myself, had used words and expressed attitudes not my own, that I was in the grip of some alien personality lodged deep within me. Like the servant about whom I'd read in psychology class who, during a trance, had recited pages of Greek philosophy which she had overheard one day while she worked. It was as though I were acting out a scene from some crazy movie. Or perhaps I was catching up with myself and had put into words feelings which I had hitherto suppressed. Or was it, I thought, starting up the walk, that I was no longer afraid? I stopped, looking at the buildings down the bright street slanting with sun and shade. I was no longer afraid. Not of important men, not of trustees and such; for knowing now that there was nothing which I could expect from them, there was no reason to be afraid. Was that it? I felt light-headed, my ears were ringing. I went on. — Ralph Ellison
Personality Psychology Sayings By S. S. Van Dine: We all do things in a certain individual way, according to our temperaments. Every human We all do things in a certain individual way, according to our temperaments.
Every human act - no matter how large or how small - is a direct expression of
a man's personality, and bears the inevitable impress of his nature. — S. S. Van Dine
Personality Psychology Sayings By Naomi Weisstein: The first reason for psychology's failure to understand what people are and how they act, The first reason for psychology's failure to understand what people are and how they act, is that clinicians and psychiatrists, who are generally the theoreticians on these matters, have essentially made up myths without any evidence to support them; the second reason for psychology's failure is that personality theory has looked for inner traits when it should have been looking for social context. — Naomi Weisstein
Personality Psychology Sayings By Ted Hughes: Well, the terrible fact is that though we are all more or less thinking of Well, the terrible fact is that though we are all more or less thinking of something or other all the time, some of us are thinking more and some less.
Some brains are battling and working and remembering and puzzling things over all the time and other brains are just lying down, snoring and occasionally turning over. It is to the lazy minds that I am now speaking, and from my own experience I imagine this includes nineteen people out of every twenty. I am one of that clan myself and always have been. — Ted Hughes
Personality Psychology Sayings By Gordon W. Allport: Philosophically speaking, values are the termini of our intentions. We never fully achieve them. Philosophically speaking, values are the termini of our intentions. We never fully achieve them. — Gordon W. Allport
Personality Psychology Sayings By Walter Bagehot: We see but one aspect of our neighbor, as we see but one side of We see but one aspect of our neighbor, as we see but one side of the moon; in either case there is also a dark half, which is unknown to us. We all come down to dinner, but each has a room to himself. — Walter Bagehot
Personality Psychology Sayings By Deborah Bray Haddock: As an undergraduate student in psychology, I was taught that multiple personalities were a very As an undergraduate student in psychology, I was taught that multiple personalities were a very rare and bizarre disorder. That is all that I was taught on ... It soon became apparent that what I had been taught was simply not true. Not only was I meeting people with multiplicity; these individuals entering my life were normal human beings with much to offer. They were simply people who had endured more than their share of pain in this life and were struggling to make sense of it. — Deborah Bray Haddock
Personality Psychology Sayings By Gordon W. Allport: People it seems, are busy leading their lives into the future, whereas psychology, for the People it seems, are busy leading their lives into the future, whereas psychology, for the most part, is busy tracing them into the past. — Gordon W. Allport
Personality Psychology Sayings By Erich Fromm: In the sphere of human relations, faith is an indispensable quality of any significant friendship In the sphere of human relations, faith is an indispensable quality of any significant friendship or love. "Having faith" in another person means to be certain of the reliability and unchangeability of his fundamental attitudes, of the core of his personality, of his love. By this I do not mean that a person may not change his opinions, but that his basic motivations remain the same; that, for instance, his respect for life and human dignity is part of himself, not subject to change. — Erich Fromm
Personality Psychology Sayings By Maria Montessori: At birth, the child leaves a person - his mother's womb - and this makes At birth, the child leaves a person - his mother's womb - and this makes him independent of her bodily functions. The baby is next endowed with an urge, or need, to face the out world and to absorb it. We might say that he is born with 'the psychology of world conquest.' By absorbing what he finds about him, he forms his own personality. — Maria Montessori
Personality Psychology Sayings By Erich Fromm: If we analyze religious or political doctrines with regard to their psychological significance we must If we analyze religious or political doctrines with regard to their psychological significance we must differentiate between two problems. We can study the character structure of the individual who creates a new doctrine and try to understand which traits in his personality are responsible for the particular direction of his thinking.
[ ... ] The other problem is to study the psychological motives, not of the creator of a doctrine, but of the social group to which his doctrine appeals. The influence of any doctrine or idea depends on the extent to which it appeals to psychic needs in the character structure of those to whom it is addressed. Only if the idea answers powerful psychological needs of certain social groups will it become a potent force in history. — Erich Fromm
Personality Psychology Sayings By Honore De Balzac: However gross a man may be, the minute he expresses a strong and genuine affection, However gross a man may be, the minute he expresses a strong and genuine affection, some inner secretion alters his features, animates his gestures, and colors his voice. The stupidest man will often, under the stress of passion, achieve heights of eloquence, in thought if not in language, and seem to move in some luminous sphere. Goriot's voice and gesture had at this moment the power of communication that characterizes the great actor. Are not our finer feelings the poems of the human will? — Honore De Balzac
Personality Psychology Sayings By Virginia M. Axline: ...even though we do not have the wisdom to enumerate the reasons for the behaviour ...even though we do not have the wisdom to enumerate the reasons for the behaviour of another person, we can grant that every individual does have his private world of meaning, conceived out of the integrity and dignity of his personality. — Virginia M. Axline
Personality Psychology Sayings By D.W. Winnicott: There is for many a poverty of play and cultural life because, although the person There is for many a poverty of play and cultural life because, although the person had a place for erudition, there was a relative failure on the part of those who constitute the child's world of persons to introduce cultural elements at the appropriate phases of the person's personality development. — D.W. Winnicott
Personality Psychology Sayings By William Peter Blatty: We use concepts like "consciousness""mind""personality," but we don't really know yet what these things are.' We use concepts like "consciousness"
"mind"
"personality," but we don't really know yet what these things are.' He was shaking his head. 'Not really. Not at all. — William Peter Blatty
Personality Psychology Sayings By Maxwell Maltz: Realizing that our actions, feelings and behaviour are the result of our own images and Realizing that our actions, feelings and behaviour are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality. — Maxwell Maltz
Personality Psychology Sayings By C. G. Jung: The unconscious is not a demoniacal monster, but a natural entity which, as far as The unconscious is not a demoniacal monster, but a natural entity which, as far as moral sense, aesthetic taste, and intellectual judgement go, is completely neutral. It only becomes dangerous when our conscious attitude to it is hopelessly wrong. To the degree that we repress it, its danger increases. But the moment the patient begins to assimilate contents that were previously unconscious, its danger diminishes. The dissociation of personality, the anxious division of the day-time and the night-time sides of the psyche, cease with progressive assimilation. — C. G. Jung
Personality Psychology Sayings By Lundy Bancroft: ABUSIVE MEN COME in every personality type, arise from good childhoods and bad ones, are ABUSIVE MEN COME in every personality type, arise from good childhoods and bad ones, are macho men or gentle, "liberated" men. No psychological test can distinguish an abusive man from a respectful one. Abusiveness is not a product of a man's emotional injuries or of deficits in his skills. In reality, abuse springs from a man's early cultural training, his key male role models, and his peer influences. In other words, abuse is a problem of values, not of psychology. When someone challenges an abuser's attitudes and beliefs, he tends to reveal the contemptuous and insulting personality that normally stays hidden, reserved for private attacks on his partner. An abuser tries to keep everybody - his partner, his therapist, his friends and relatives - focused on how he feels, so that they won't focus on how he thinks, perhaps because on some level he is aware that if you grasp the true nature of his problem, you will begin to escape his domination. — Lundy Bancroft
Personality Psychology Sayings By Beatrice M. Hinkle: Fundamentally the male artist approximates more to the psychology of woman, who, biologically speaking, is Fundamentally the male artist approximates more to the psychology of woman, who, biologically speaking, is a purely creative being and whose personality has been as mysterious and unfathomable to the man as the artist has been to the average person. — Beatrice M. Hinkle
Personality Psychology Sayings By Augustus Y. Napier: Even though we were still waiting for Don, therapy was well begun. We were engaged Even though we were still waiting for Don, therapy was well begun. We were engaged in a subtle, often predictable, and very important contest with the family about who was going to be present at the meetings. Carl and I had revealed some of what our relationship had to offer: a good-humored liking for each other, an ability to cooperate, and an insistence on remaining ourselves. I was clearly not going to be the reverential assistant to the older man. And perhaps most important, Carl had intuitively modeled some of the process of therapy for the family. By sharing insight into his own personality, he was saying by demonstration, It's important to search for you own unconscious agenda. — Augustus Y. Napier
Personality Psychology Sayings By C. G. Jung: Thus Jung's interest, in contrast with Dasgupta's, were with yoga not as "philosophy and religion" Thus Jung's interest, in contrast with Dasgupta's, were with yoga not as "philosophy and religion" but as psychology. Hence his definition of yoga was a psychological one: "Yoga was originally a natural process of introversion. . . . Such introversions lead to characteristic inner processes of personality changes. In the course of several thousand years these introversions became gradually organized as methods, and along widely differing ways."44 Jung's concern was not primarily with the canonical and organized methods and teachings of yoga but with the putative natural processes of introversion that originally underlay them. — C. G. Jung
Personality Psychology Sayings By Michael Adzema: A crucial element of the real self is its unconditional acceptance of itself. A crucial element of the real self is its unconditional acceptance of itself. — Michael Adzema
Personality Psychology Sayings By Stefan Molyneux: Imagining that you are deep and complex, but others are simple, is one of the Imagining that you are deep and complex, but others are simple, is one of the primary signs of malignant selfishness. — Stefan Molyneux
Personality Psychology Sayings By Saif Samir: It is easy to hurt people when we do not filter our thoughts, when we It is easy to hurt people when we do not filter our thoughts, when we do not choose our words, when we do not control the tone of voice and the body language. — Saif Samir
Personality Psychology Sayings By David Keirsey: You want to be the first to do something. You want to create something. You You want to be the first to do something. You want to create something. You want to innovate something...I often think of Edison inventing the light bulb. That's what I want to do. I want to drive over the bridge coming out of New York there and look down on that sea of lights that is New Jersey and say, 'Hey, I did that!' — David Keirsey
Personality Psychology Sayings By Susan Cain: Our lives are shaped as profoundly by personality as by gender or race. And the Our lives are shaped as profoundly by personality as by gender or race. And the single most important aspect of personality - the "north and south of temperament," as one scientist puts it - is where we fall on the introvert-extrovert spectrum. Our place on this continuum influences our choice of friends and mates, and how we make conversation, resolve differences, and show love. It affects the careers we choose and whether or not we succeed at them. It governs how likely we are to exercise, commit adultery, function well without sleep, learn from our mistakes, place big bets in the stock market, delay gratification, be a good leader, and ask "what if."* It's reflected in our brain pathways, neurotransmitters, and remote corners of our nervous systems. Today introversion and extroversion are two of the most exhaustively researched subjects in personality psychology, arousing the curiosity of hundreds of scientists. — Susan Cain
Personality Psychology Sayings By Elizabeth F. Howell: Dissociation, in a general sense, refers to a rigid separation of parts of experiences, including Dissociation, in a general sense, refers to a rigid separation of parts of experiences, including somatic experiences, consciousness, affects, perception, identity, and memory. When there is a structural dissociation, each of the dissociated self-states has at least a rudimentary sense of "I" (Van der Hart et al., 2004). In my view, all of the environmentally based "psychopathology" or problems in living can be seen through this lens. — Elizabeth F. Howell
Personality Psychology Sayings By Damion Searls: From Binet, the idea of measuring imagination with inkblots spread to a string of American From Binet, the idea of measuring imagination with inkblots spread to a string of American intelligence-testing pioneers and educators - Dearborn, Sharp, Whipple, Kirkpatrick. It reached Russia as well, where a psychology professor named Fyodor Rybakov, unaware of the Americans' work, included a series of eight blots in his Atlas of the Experimental-Psychology Study of Personality (1910). It was an American, Guy Montrose Whipple, who called his version an "ink-blot test" in his Manual of Mental and Physical Tests (also 1910) - this is why the Rorschach cards would come to be called "inkblots" when American psychologists took them — Damion Searls
Personality Psychology Sayings By David Canter: Psychology often presents individuals as if they are frozen in time and space, describing their Psychology often presents individuals as if they are frozen in time and space, describing their score on an intelligence or personality test, how they remember or what their inner conflicts are. All imply that people are fixed and that a description of them at one point in time will inevitably be true of them at another. — David Canter
Personality Psychology Sayings By Kimberlee Roth: Owing to a poorly defined sense of self, people with BPD rely on others for Owing to a poorly defined sense of self, people with BPD rely on others for their feelings of worth and emotional caretaking. So fearful are they of feeling alone that they may act in desperate ways that quite frequently bring about the very abandonment and rejection they're trying to avoid. — Kimberlee Roth
Personality Psychology Sayings By Rory Miller: Why is a caterpillar wrapped in silk while it changes into a butterfly? So the Why is a caterpillar wrapped in silk while it changes into a butterfly? So the other caterpillars can't hear the screams. Change hurts — Rory Miller
Personality Psychology Sayings By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe: What you feed in yourself that grows. What you feed in yourself that grows. — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Personality Psychology Sayings By Agnes Repplier: The cure-alls of the present day are infinitely various and infinitely obliging. Applied psychology, autosuggestion, The cure-alls of the present day are infinitely various and infinitely obliging. Applied psychology, autosuggestion, and royal roads to learning or to wealth are urged upon us by kindly, if not altogether disinterested, reformers. Simple and easy systems for the dissolution of discord and strife; simple and easy systems for the development of personality and power. Booklets of counsel on 'How to Get What We Want,' which is impossible; booklets on 'Visualization,' warranted to make us want what we get, which is ignoble. — Agnes Repplier
Personality Psychology Sayings By Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel: Everyone is selling something, if you can't see what people are selling, maybe you're the Everyone is selling something, if you can't see what people are selling, maybe you're the cart. — Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
Personality Psychology Sayings By Friedrich Nietzsche: Psychology has falsified love as surrender and altruism, while it is an appropriation or a Psychology has falsified love as surrender and altruism, while it is an appropriation or a bestowal following from a super-abundance of personality. Only the most complete persons can love. The depersonalized and objective are the worst lovers. — Friedrich Nietzsche