We all encounter that one special personality type…

And I seem to attract it. While my friends are repelling it. I need to learn these survival techniques. Good friends are hard to find, but when you do, hold on for dear life.

Some field notes on friendship making:

Good Friends: Support you, help you just like you help them, are mostly positive, treat you and others around them with respect.

Bad Friends: It’s all about ME ME ME!, only want to talk about their own problems, put you down, put everyone around them down, use your words against you, act like children when they are in grown ass bodies.

 

How can I better spot these negative people and why do I seem to hold onto them longer than my friends do? A question for the ages.

Gestalt Psychology

There is no equivalent for the word, “Gestalt” in English that fits better than it’s German equivalent. Gestalt is commonly translated as, “form” or “shape”.

Gestalt Psychology is the study of psychological perception of the whole event, situation, person, problem etc.

Perception is how we view the world through our own eyes. Our perception may change as we grow older. For example our world view will change after a traumatic event. Also, important to note that not everyone will percieve the same event in the same way.

I’m a psychologist in guerilla training… My life is a beautifully chaotic mess, I think I shall start writing about it.

Sources:

https://www.britannica.com/science/Gestalt-psychology

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