How people misuse Psychology

Human Psychology is one of the most powerful subjects available. Its "greatest curse" is that the more you read it, the more you want to use it too control others.
Many people use Psychology as an shield to get this control over others.

Here are few common instances -

1. I know what you are thinking? - The more psychology they study, the more "mind reader" they feel.
Hope someone would tell them, mind-reading isn't psychology.

2. Analyse the other persons behavior? - Such people say that they "don't judge anyone".. but always have a "comment" about others. They will bring some weird psychological theory to explain it. Most of the times its just their own negative feelings coming out.

3. They can Solve all problems - A true Psychologists knows his/her boundaries. They don't take cases they cannot handle. A false one feels he/she has the solution for all problems in the world. They will use big terminology and quote big examples.Just to show off their "expertise".

4. Quoting Freud and his theories - Sigmund Freud would have committed suicide if he saw how people misunderstand and misuse his theories.

Great majority of false psychologist have NO idea on what Sigmund Freud really meant, but use his words to prove someone wrong.

5. Talk more and Listen less - The paramount basic of psychology is too listen, most such people do the opposite. They just keep talking till the other person doesn't start agreeing with them.

6. Act as if they know everything - A true psychologist learns to give upon ego.. But a false one is full of it. He/she feels he is more knowledgeable then anyone. He avoids those who he knows are more knowledgeable and "shows off" in front of those who are lesser.

written by -

Dr.Hemant Mittal (MBBS,DPM)
Psychiatrist, Motivational Speaker and Counsellor

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