psychologically disturbed

me: I’m a very private person I don’t talk about my personal life

me 10 minutes later: the most profound experience of my childhood was when I was 11 and cried in class after the teacher showed us the Mona Lisa. I was touched by her beauty , and the entire class laughed at my tears but I was content that that was the moment I realized I was a sensitive emotional artist. now that we’ve known each other for exactly 10 minutes, would you like to hear the grueling 4 hour story about how I became psychologically disturbed ? also here is my credit card number..

Oh, ew.  It just occurred to me how deep this well of projection and control runs for these people.

Think about the way they bastardize characters to more closely resemble either themselves, or their ideals (male characters are often made hyper-feminine, and physically fit characters given huskier body types).  Mind you, this wouldn’t be a concern if it wasn’t so prevalent, consistently similar across multiple artists, and so eerily deliberate (as well as constantly in complete disregard for maintaining anything signalling the character’s identity).

What these people seem to truly want is someone that they can completely bend to their will.  That’s why cartoon characters are so appealing to them, and why they’re quick to disregard canon if it doesn’t coincide with their little fantasy world.  Shipping disturbs them because they feel that either they’re being shipped (due to projecting themselves onto characters), or that they’re being rejected by those characters.

This is becoming psychologically fascinating and disturbing all at the same time.  I wish I’d been able to continue pursuing forensic psychology…

Characteristics & Traits of Borderline Personality Disorder

Alienation - The act of cutting off or interfering with an individual’s relationships with others.

“Always” and “Never” Statements - “Always” and “Never” Statements are declarations containing the words “always” or “never”. They are commonly used but rarely true.

Anger - People who suffer from personality disorders often feel a sense of unresolved anger and a heightened or exaggerated perception that they have been wronged, invalidated, neglected or abused.

Baiting - A provocative act used to solicit an angry, aggressive or emotional response from another individual.

Blaming - The practice of identifying a person or people responsible for creating a problem, rather than identifying ways of dealing with the problem.

Bullying - Any systematic action of hurting a person from a position of relative physical, social, economic or emotional strength.

Catastrophizing - The habit of automatically assuming a “worst case scenario” and inappropriately characterizing minor or moderate problems or issues as catastrophic events.

Chaos Manufacture - Unnecessarily creating or maintaining an environment of risk, destruction, confusion or mess.

Cheating - Sharing a romantic or intimate relationship with somebody when you are already committed to a monogamous relationship with someone else.

Circular Conversations - Arguments which go on almost endlessly, repeating the same patterns with no resolution.

Cognitive Dissonance - A psychological term for the discomfort that most people feel when they encounter information which contradicts their existing set of beliefs or values. People who suffer from personality disorders often experience cognitive dissonance when they are confronted with evidence that their actions have hurt others or have contradicted their stated morals.

“Control-Me” Syndrome - This describes a tendency which some people have to foster relationships with people who have a controlling narcissistic, antisocial or “acting-out” nature.

Denial - Believing or imagining that some painful or traumatic circumstance, event or memory does not exist or did not happen.

Dependency - An inappropriate and chronic reliance by an adult individual on another individual for their health, subsistence, decision making or personal and emotional well-being.

Depression - When you feel sadder than you think you should, for longer than you think you should - but still can’t seem to break out of it - that’s depression. People who suffer from personality disorders are often also diagnosed with depression resulting from mistreatment at the hands of others, low self-worth and the results of their own poor choices.

Dissociation - Dissociation is a psychological term used to describe a mental departure from reality.

Domestic Theft - Consuming or taking control of a resource or asset belonging to (or shared with) a family member, partner or spouse without first obtaining their approval.

Emotional Blackmail - A system of threats and punishments used in an attempt to control someone’s behaviors.

Engulfment - An unhealthy and overwhelming level of attention and dependency on another person, which comes from imagining or believing one exists only within the context of that relationship.

Sense of Entitlement - An unrealistic, unmerited or inappropriate expectation of favorable living conditions and favorable treatment at the hands of others.

False Accusations - Patterns of unwarranted or exaggerated criticism directed towards someone else.

Favoritism - Favoritism is the practice of systematically giving positive, preferential treatment to one child, subordinate or associate among a family or group of peers.

Fear of Abandonment - An irrational belief that one is imminent danger of being personally rejected, discarded or replaced.

Harassment - Any sustained or chronic pattern of unwelcome behavior by one individual towards another.

High and Low-Functioning - A High-Functioning Personality-Disordered Individual is one who is able to conceal their dysfunctional behavior in certain public settings and maintain a positive public or professional profile while exposing their negative traits to family members behind closed doors. A Low-Functioning Personality-Disordered Individual is one who is unable to conceal their dysfunctional behavior from public view or maintain a positive public or professional profile.

Hoovers & Hoovering - A Hoover is a metaphor taken from the popular brand of vacuum cleaners, to describe how an abuse victim trying to assert their own rights by leaving or limiting contact in a dysfunctional relationship, gets “sucked back in” when the perpetrator temporarily exhibits improved or desirable behavior.

Hysteria - An inappropriate over-reaction to bad news or disappointments, which diverts attention away from the real problem and towards the person who is having the reaction.

Identity Disturbance - A psychological term used to describe a distorted or inconsistent self-view

Impulsiveness - The tendency to act or speak based on current feelings rather than logical reasoning.

Infantilization - Treating a child as if they are much younger than their actual age.

Invalidation - The creation or promotion of an environment which encourages an individual to believe that their thoughts, beliefs, values or physical presence are inferior, flawed, problematic or worthless.

Lack of Object Constancy - An inability to remember that people or objects are consistent, trustworthy and reliable, especially when they are out of your immediate field of vision.

Learned Helplessness - Learned helplessness is when a person begins to believe that they have no control over a situation, even when they do.

Magical Thinking - Looking for supernatural connections between external events and one’s own thoughts, words and actions.

Moments of Clarity - Spontaneous periods when a person with a Personality Disorder becomes more objective and tries to make amends.

Mood Swings - Unpredictable, rapid, dramatic emotional cycles which cannot be readily explained by changes in external circumstances.

Neglect - A passive form of abuse in which the physical or emotional needs of a dependent are disregarded or ignored by the person responsible for them.

Normalizing - Normalizing is a tactic used to desensitize an individual to abusive, coercive or inappropriate behaviors. In essence, normalizing is the manipulation of another human being to get them to agree to, or accept something that is in conflict with the law, social norms or their own basic code of behavior.

No-Win Scenarios - When you are manipulated into choosing between two bad options

Panic Attacks - Short intense episodes of fear or anxiety, often accompanied by physical symptoms, such as hyperventilating, shaking, sweating and chills.

Parentification - A form of role reversal, in which a child is inappropriately given the role of meeting the emotional or physical needs of the parent or of the family’s other children.

Passive-Aggressive Behavior - Expressing negative feelings in an unassertive, passive way.

Pathological Lying - Persistent deception by an individual to serve their own interests and needs with little or no regard to the needs and concerns of others. A pathological liar is a person who habitually lies to serve their own needs.

Projection - The act of attributing one’s own feelings or traits to another person and imagining or believing that the other person has those same feelings or traits.

Push-Pull - A chronic pattern of sabotaging and re-establishing closeness in a relationship without appropriate cause or reason.

Raging, Violence and Impulsive Aggression - Explosive verbal, physical or emotional elevations of a dispute. Rages threaten the security or safety of another individual and violate their personal boundaries.

Sabotage - The spontaneous disruption of calm or status quo in order to serve a personal interest, provoke a conflict or draw attention.

Scapegoating - Singling out an individual or group for unmerited negative treatment or blame.

Selective Competence - The practice of demonstrating different levels of intelligence or ability depending on the situation or environment.

Selective Memory and Selective Amnesia - The use of memory, or a lack of memory, which is selective to the point of reinforcing a bias, belief or desired outcome.

Self-Harm - Self Harm, also known as self-mutilation, self-injury or self-abuse is any form of deliberate, premeditated injury inflicted on oneself, common among adolescents and among people who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder. The most common forms are cutting and poisoning/overdosing.

Self-Loathing - An extreme hatred of one’s own self, actions or one’s ethnic or demographic background.

Self-Victimization - Self-Victimization or “playing the victim” is the act of casting oneself as a victim in order to control others by soliciting a sympathetic response from them or diverting their attention away from abusive behavior.

Shaming - The difference between blaming and shaming is that in blaming someone tells you that you did something bad, in shaming someone tells you that you are something bad.

Situational Ethics - A philosophy which promotes the idea that, when dealing with a crisis, the end justifies the means and that a rigid interpretation of rules and laws can be set aside if a greater good or lesser evil is served by doing so.

Splitting - The practice of regarding people and situations as either completely “good” or completely “bad”.

Thought Policing - A process of interrogation or attempt to control another individual’s thoughts or feelings.

Threats - Inappropriate, intentional warnings of destructive actions or consequences.

Triangulation - Gaining an advantage over perceived rivals by manipulating them into conflicts with each other.

Triggering - Small, insignificant or minor actions, statements or events that produce a dramatic or inappropriate response.

Tunnel Vision - A tendency to focus on a single concern, while neglecting or ignoring other important priorities.

9 Merciless Serial Killer Movies That Every Hardcore Horror Fan Needs to See

1. Snowtown (2011)

Why you should watch: Snowtown (also known as The Snowtown Murders) presents Australia’s most notorious killing spree with grim realism and a no-holds-barred display of graphic violence. This movie will reach into your mind and …

When you’re in the mood for: A bleak and psychologically disturbing true story with an all-consuming sense of dread that will leave you rattled for days.

2. Dahmer (2002)

Why you should watch: A creepily mesmerizing Jeremy Renner delivers an unforgettable performance as one of the most brutal serial killers of all time.

When you’re in the mood for: The chills and unsettling terror that comes from seeing inside the mind of a psychotic killer (but without all the gore).

3. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Why you should watch: Simply put, it’s the movie that caused the MPAA to famously tell filmmakers that absolutely no recut of the footage could lead to an R rating. The terror comes from more than just the graphic scenes, it’s in the movie’s blood.

When you’re in the mood for: A low-budget but impressively realistic depiction of a deranged serial killer that aims to shock and disturb.

4. Martyrs (2008)

Why you should watch: Martyrs is a brutal and relentless film about abduction, torture and revenge that leaves most viewers divided. However you end up feeling, you won’t escape Martyrs without an opinion.

When you’re in the mood for: An unconventionally mind-bendy and gruesome tale that covers many subgenres of horror and always keeps you guessing.

5. Peeping Tom (1960)

Why you should watch: Everyone knows about Psycho, but far fewer have seen the cinematic masterpiece of voyeurism known as Peeping Tom. Originally, the fact that it was told from the perspective of the killer scandalized the entire United Kingdom and destroyed the career of the previously revered director. These days, it’s considered a must-see predecessor to the slasher genre.

When you’re in the mood for: An influential classic that pioneered the kind of psychological horror and voyeuristic camera work we’ve become so used to today.

6. Maniac (2012)

Why you should watch: Maniac compellingly features first-person point of view filming that, like Peeping Tom, forces you to see through the eyes of a killer. It’s the kind of gruesomely violent movie you put on when you’re trying to add some style to your stomach-churning experience.

When you’re in the mood for: A remake that exceeds the original with a commitment to more experimental filming and a seemingly never-ending supply of gore.

7. Chained (2012)

Why you should watch: Chained explores what happens when a kidnapped little boy follows the instructions of a serial killer in order to survive. It has a strong (but hard to swallow) message about violence that will definitely end up causing conversation.

When you’re in the mood for: A movie that will disturb you with the human side of a serial killer and a claustrophobic environment of abuse.

8. The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

Why you should watch: With the same in-your-face tone as its title suggests,The Midnight Meat Train makes for a tense, bloody, and surprisingly well-crafted ride-along with a psycho killer. Some people have hated the ending, but even the critics found enough excitement along the way to make this a worthwhile trip.

When you’re in the mood for: A visually sophisticated and straight-forward thriller with over-the-top kills and a maddening pace.

9. M (1931)

Why you should watch: Without M, there would be no Psycho or Silence of the Lambs. Even for those who don’t care about its influence, M is an engrossing and deeply unsettling film that creates one of the most tense atmospheres ever on screen. For history buffs who see horror as a window into the social dynamics of a time period, M is also a fascinating dissection of mass hysteria in pre-World War II Germany.

  • Oikawa: I’m a very private person I don’t talk about my personal life
  • Oikawa 10 minutes later: the most profound experience of my childhood was when I was 11 and cried in class after the teacher showed us the Mona Lisa. I was touched by her beauty, and the entire class laughed at my tears but I was content that that was the moment I realized I was a sensitive emotional artist. now that we’ve known each other for exactly 10 minutes, would you like to hear the grueling 4 hour story about how I became psychologically disturbed ? also here is my credit card number..
Before the head was found in the fridge, Dahmer had arrests & convictions

Jeffrey Dahmer’s arrest in July of 1991 was not his first.

In August of 1986, Dahmer was arrested and charged with indecent exposure after exposing himself at Wisconsin State Fair Park.

On September 8, 1986, Dahmer found himself in trouble once again. Milwaukee police paid Dahmer a visit to question him after a complaint was filed in which two 12-year-old boys, Richard Kohn and John Ostland, claimed to see man fitting Dahmer’s description masturbating by a lake at Kinnickinnic River Parkway.

Dahmer claimed that he wasn’t masturbating – but urinating – and that he didn’t know anyone was around to see. Dahmer was charged with disorderly conduct and convicted on March 10, 1987. The court sentenced him to one year probation. As part of his sentence, Dahmer had to undergo mandatory psychotherapy for sexual deviance and impulse control.

Dahmer was assigned to Dr. Evelyn Rosen, who issued some written exams to Dahmer. One of the exams was the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory, which consists of a list of statements. The patient must circle those which best describes themselves and their state of mind.

Dahmer circled the following:

* “Lately I’ve begun to feel lonely and empty.”

* “Ideas keep turning over and over in my mind and they won’t go away.”

* “Looking back on my life, I know I have made others suffer as much as I have suffered.”

* “I keep having strange thoughts I wish I could get rid of.”


Dahmer was reportedly uncooperative during his sessions with Dr. Rosen, remaining silent and evening keeping his back to her. It has been speculated that Dahmer’s lack of cooperation could be attributed to Dr. Rosen’s approach to treating Dahmer, which has been described as “ blatant and habitual nagging.” Dahmer’s session with clinician Kathy Boese at the University of Wisconsin was supposed to have gone much more smoothly.

The clinic’s battery of tests concluded that Dahmer was an articulate individual but he showed little emotion  or had “exceptionally slow” emotional responses. In regards to his own situation, Dahmer was assessed as resentful of the criminal charges against him. The report is quoted as saying: “He resents being told what to do by others and is easily disappointed and hurt.” The report also said that Dahmer had unrealistic expectations for himself and was not in touch with reality.

Dahmer’s next brush with the law was in September of 1988 when 14-year-old Somsack Sinthasomphone led authorities back to Jeffrey Dahmer.

Dahmer had approached Sinthasomphone and offered him $50 to come to his apartment and pose for pictures. Sinthasomphone left Dahmer’s apartment after Dahmer unzipped his pants and tried to grab his penis.

After the teenager managed to get home, his father noticed that something was not quite right with his son. Sinthasomphone had troubled walking and speaking. His father took him to a hospital and the tests there revealed the presence of drugs in Sinthasomphone’s system.

At his apartment, Dahmer served Sinthasomphone Irish Cream spiked with sleeping pills.

Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested that night during his shift at the Ambrosia Chocolate Factory. Dahmer claimed that he didn’t know that Sinthasomphone was a minor.

Dahmer’s next round of psychological sessions would be conducted by Dr. Charles Lodl before his sentencing. Dahmer opened up to Dr. Lodl and told him that he was “anxious, tense and depressed” and felt alienated. Dr. Lodl concluded that Dahmer was very disturbed psychologically and seriously in need of therapy.

Dr. Norman Goldfarb assessed Dahmer two months after Dr. Lodl. Dr. Goldfarb’s assessment was that Dahmer was “a seriously disturbed young man. The pressure he perceives seems to be increasing … he must be considered impulsive and dangerous.”

Dahmer once again became difficult during his sessions with Dr. Goldfarb, who found him to be “distant and evasive” and paranoid. Dr. Goldfarb also concluded that Dahmer lacked self control, was extremely impatient and unable to deal with frustration and was disappointed in himself, feeling that he had achieved anything thing in life.

Dahmer was convicted in January of 1989 of second degree aggravated sexual assault and of enticing a child for immoral purposes.

In May of 1989, Dahmer was sentenced to five years’ probation and one year in jail on a work-release program and had to register as a sex offender.

Dahmer was paroled from work-release two months early. Upon his release, he began his five-year probation period, having to attend required meetings with his probation officer, Donna Chester on a regular basis. Dahmer was also required to attend a group therapy session once a month.

Dahmer also had to undergo more psychological testing with Dr. Krembs, who assessed Dahmer as having a very boring and lifeless existence with no social outlets, such as friends or hobbies. The doctor said that Dahmer’s life was “…monomaniacally directed which is excellent breeding ground for depression” and also conclude that “a major relapse just a matter of time.”

Information obtained mostly from “Jeffrey Dahmer” by John Boston/Murderpedia.org

Mangaka Close-Up: Nakamura Asumiko

Hi, fellow otaku! In ‘Mangaka Close-Up’ corner, I simply want to talk (or basically, fangirling) about Nakamura ASUMIKO sensei. Ever heard of her or maybe even read her works before? As far as I know, she is undoubtedly a significant figure among fujoshi and fudanshi, as she already made a big name in Yaoi/BL stream.

I happen to stumble upon her works for the first time when I was looking for Yaoi manga with mature, psychological genres. And at that time, her work that I read was 'Double Mints’. My first impression on that manga was ’How weird and outworldly her arts are.’ The way she drew their limbs, body proportions, facial expressions seems so wrong yet so right. And her smooth lineart flows gracefully. I was not immediately fell in love with her art styles, yet, by times, they simply grew in me.

The most significant feature of her arts is the sanpaku eyes, which obviously can be seen among most of her characters. For those who don’t know what sanpaku eyes actually mean; it refers to eyes with a significantly visible white space above or below their eyes (alright, I Wikied that one indeed). When it comes to psychologically disturbing characters, their void and mysterious personalities are excellently projected through their sanpaku eyes feature. Sensei’s arts are simply seductive, stunning and haunting if I must say.

Nakamura sensei seems to be fond of gothic and lolita fashions too, as can be seen portrayed through many of her female characters.

Now let’s talk about her manga and storylines. For me, Nakamura sensei works usually have this unexplainable magical and dark appeals. She may pull one of it or combine both elements simultaneously in her manga such that in J no Subete. When she intended to create a cute, heart-warming and fluffy love story, she’ll give you exactly that and even beyond what you desire. Her manga entitled Non-non, Doukyuusei, Sotsugyousei and the related sequel, such as Sora to Hara and O.B. are the proves of that. You can’t help but adore every single characters in it. As a matter of fact, the storylines are quite simple. But sensei managed to approach her reader with common story in a special way.

But, please beware that she can instantly seized all of those cloud nine feeling the moment you read her other works tagged as mature, adult, psychological or tragedy. If I have to recommend you my favourite works of her under these genres, then you may want to try reading Lure of Aroma, The Inheritance of Aroma, Double Mints and J no Subete.

Nakamura sensei also have several short stories, too short to a point that left you hanging in the end. But my favourite among those is Perfect World. It’s about a wife’s unconditional love towards her ill husband.

And, here I simply have this need to express on how I am head over heels with the way Nakamura sensei explicitly and meticulously draw the make love scenes of her characters. It’s not merely about the nudity or how steamy the scenes are, but it’s about how the characters are into the moments, being indulged and spoilt. Though some scenes are disturbing, such as bully, rape scenes which occasionally appear in her works, but the expressions of her characters are undeniably overwhelming.

A round of applause to Nakamura sensei for successfully serving her readers with mind-boggling stories. And for those who are looking for unique manga, especially for Shounen-ai and Yaoi genres, please never hesitate to check sensei’s works. Second thought is unnecessary, I believe.

We need to talk about Kevin

A mother is always suspicious of her son Kevin’s strange behavior towards her and others but when she tells others about it they all think she’s being paranoid. Things get wearingly worst as Kevin gets older and smarter. His behavior starts getting unbearable.

This film is hard to watch because there is so much tension going on in this movie. It is a thriller but it’s also scary to watch all the events unfold.

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Bobby Yeah is a BAFTA-nominated stop motion animated short film written, directed and animated by Robert Morgan. It was made independently and completed in 2011. It has screened at numerous international film festivals, including The Sundance Film Festival.

I’d like to bring a bit of attention to Gimli’s last shot (see: Figure 1) in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). It’s lovely, it’s joyous, it’s brief, but it’s also terribly clever. 

“Why” you’re probably wondering, “is a shot of Gimli in awe of falling petals… clever?” 

It seems strange, I know, but with the help of The Silmarillion (1977), and a bit of patience for long text posts, all will become clear! 

To those who have not read The Silmarillion, which is entirely understandable because of it’s admittedly Biblical writing style and swift pace, I’m going to provide a summary of relevant points. You can read the bolded lettering and understand the basics of what I’m conveying, but try to read the unbolded bits as well if only to further your understanding.  

  • Eru Ilúvatar (God) is the all-powerful being who creates , or existence. This means that he is the only one who can create other beings without answering to a higher power because he is the highest power. 
  • He creates: the Ainur, the Maiar, Elves, and Men, respective to time of creation and power. 
  • The Valar, the fourteen Ainur who shape Eru’s into Arda, the world of which Middle-earth is only a continent (see: Figure 2), can create other beings only with Eru’s consent. 
  • Eru keeps secret from the Ainur and Maiar the dates he has set for Elves and Men to “wake”, or come to be, in Arda
  • Note: Eru doesn’t create the Dwarves.

“Then who does?” you’re likely wondering. 

  • Aulë - the Valar known as the Smith for his dominion over the “substances of which Arda [i]s composed” as well as his ability to forge those substances - is intrinsically creative

This is an excellent trait for making the Two Lamps or Melkor’s Chain, Angainor. However, Aulë grows impatient of waiting for the awakening of Elves and Men because he simply wants “learners to whom he [can] teach his lore and his crafts” (Tolkien 49). 

  • Thus, Aulë is driven to create dwarves, an unauthorized creation of sentient beings, upsetting Ilúvatar.
  •  In order to appease Ilúvatar, Aulë nearly destroys his beloved creations via hammer-blow. (see: Figure 3 below)
  • Luckily, Ilúvatar has mercy on both the Dwarves and Aulë. Seeing that the Dwarves are independent of Aulë because they cower in fear of destruction via hammer-blow, Ilúvatar deems their destruction unethical.

Of course, everyone is not so forgiving. 

  • “[F]earing that the other Valar might blame his work”, Aulë makes the Seven Fathers of the Dwarves “in secret” (Tolkien 49).  Secrecy - which indicates a lack of trust - is how he upsets his wife Yavanna Kementári, who holds dominion over all living things, including all flora and fauna. The latter of which involves trees. 

Let’s play: “How mad is she?”! 

  • Yavanna is not as mad as she could be, but upset enough to inform Aulë that “because [he] hid[] this thought from [her] until its achievement, [his] children [the Dwarves] will have little love for the things of [her] love” (Tolkien 51). 
  • She also says, “[Let] thy children beware! For there shall walk a power in the forests [Ents and the trees they protect] whose wrath [the Dwarves] will arouse at their peril” (Tolkien 53). 

Let’s play: “What could be the worst possible response?”! What Aulë says, of course: 

  • “Nonetheless they [the Dwarves] will have need of wood” (Tolkien 53).


This powerful familial and marital conflict is why Dwarves and organic beings - such as trees and Ents - are not fond of one another in any way. 

  1. Trees do not appreciate being felled by Dwarvish axes. 
  2. Consequently, Dwarves do not appreciate being physically destroyed by the same timber they need to fuel their forges. 

Recall: the very pillars of Moria are hewn into the shapes of trees because Dwarves, unlike Elves and Men, cannot walk through a forest safely. Therefore, imitation is the closest Aulë’s folk will come to experiencing a walk through the woods. 

Indeed, we can use Gimli himself as an example of the result of this hatred, for in The Two Towers (1954), he claims that it is madness which drives Merry and Pippin beneath the boughs of Fangorn Forest, home to - you guessed it - trees and Ents! He has been taught by Gloin that one must be psychologically disturbed if they desire to willingly interact with trees outside of exploitation. 

This is a hatred deeper even than that which divides Elves and Dwarves because it is caused by mutual fear.  


Now. Hopefully, I haven’t lost you, because we’re returning to the original point I was attempting to enforce: the above shot of Gimli the Dwarf (see: Figure 1) is terribly clever. 

If you are a fan of Tolkien’s works - as I suspect you are if you have reached this line of my incredibly lengthy text post - you are aware that Gimli undergoes a plethora of character development. 

The distrustful, bigoted, and materialistic Dwarf we first encounter…

…becomes the Dwarf who would willingly die fighting beside an Elf in battle. 

Indeed, Legolas of the Woodland Realm becomes Gimli’s dearest friend. The two explore one another’s worlds after the War of the Ring concludes. 

  • Legolas visits the Glittering Caves at Helm’s Deep at Gimli’s request, and Gimli visits Fangorn Forest at Legolas’s request. 
  • Even more so, when Legolas sets sail for Aman, Gimli is permitted to come with him. 

This is possibly the largest light-hearted middle-finger that has ever been given to Aulë, Yavanna, or any of the Valar. Permission for any race besides Elves to visit Valinor has never been granted before to a Dwarf. 

“But Leah…when do we really start to see this change?”

Evidence of this change is conveyed in The Return of the King via Gimli’s last shot, or Figure 1. 

Peter Jackson may have cut out the scenes showing Legolas and Gimli defying social norms by experiencing one another’s worlds, but he implied that it happened in a single shot: 

Gimli son of Gloin, a Dwarf, is shown appreciating the petals falling from a tree. And just like that, it is implied that an Ages-old conflict between Dwarves and the natural world…may be coming to a close. 

Most of y'all “alpha male” cats are some of the most psychologically disturbed posers I’ve ever interacted with. True leadership isn’t about social status, wealth, height, looks, the ability to control or possess others. It’s about being secure in ones self, excercising strength of character, courage and discipline through action, having a balanced mindset. Not seeking validation but being comfortable in your own skin.

Most of these men however, are simply trying to prove who they are. And if you have to prove who you are to me, you most likely aren’t the person you’re portraying yourself to be. Walk tall, be secure in who you are. If you are a king, act accordingly.

anonymous asked:

What do you think about Christians wanting to be psyhologists?

I think it is okay to go into the field and specialize in Christian psychology.

Psychology and Christianity often find themselves at odds. Some have promoted psychology as a complete answer to the human condition and the key to living a better life. Some psychologies consider faith in God as an illusion created as a sort of coping mechanism. In reaction to these unbiblical ideas, some Christians discount all psychology. Some fear using a soft science to help people with emotional or psychological disturbances, believing psychology to be too subjective and that man’s problems are better addressed spiritually. Some Christians, especially those involved in biblical counseling, believe the Bible contains all that is necessary to overcome any issue, psychological or otherwise; psychology is unnecessary because the Bible alone is our life manual. On the one hand, we have Christians believing that a person’s struggles are primarily spiritual and that God alone can heal, and on the other hand, secular psychologists claiming biological or developmental disruptions that man can fix himself. Despite this polarization, psychology and biblical counseling need not be at war.

It is important to recognize that psychology is not monolithic; there are many different theories of psychology, some of them even contradicting the others. The concepts of human nature, life struggles, health, and treatment modality in psychology span a broad spectrum. The majority of counselors and psychologists today practice somewhat eclectically; they are not strictly Freudian or Jungian but are versed in several theories and employ different parts of the theories for different presenting issues. For instance, a counselor may gravitate toward existential theory when counseling for grief, but bring in cognitive behavioral theory when counseling for behavioral issues. In other words, a counselor may cherry-pick what he thinks will help the most. A psychologist is free to use certain person-centered techniques without accepting theories concerning self-actualization. It is common to work out of one or two primary theories and use a variety of techniques from myriad theories.

Christian counselors often adopt certain psychological theories in part, but they do not embrace any underlying philosophies that deny God or biblical truths. In essence, Christian counselors use psychology as a tool, but they do not view it as absolute truth. Psychology is not a competing religion, but a field of study that could actually lead to a deeper understanding of humanity and, therefore, of God as Creator, Savior, and Healer.

Nouthetic counseling, or biblical counseling, is a form of counseling that relies solely on Scripture and the power of the Holy Spirit to achieve results. Rather than promote any psychological theory, nouthetic counselors state that Scripture is sufficient for all human difficulties. Certainly, the Bible speaks of the power of the Holy Spirit to transform our lives. The Word is powerful (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; Isaiah 55:11) and allows the godly person to be “thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:17). Plus, God is our ultimate healer (Exodus 15:26; Matthew 8:17). However, it is interesting to note that those who ascribe to Bible-only counseling do not necessarily ascribe to Bible-only medical treatment or Bible-only education. The question becomes what parts of life are to be led only by Scripture and what aspects can be informed by secular learning.

Paul spoke of becoming all things to all men for the sake of evangelism (1 Corinthians 9:19-23). When people are seeking psychological treatment, it may be helpful for a Christian to use psychological theories as corrected by biblical truth. A Christian counselor can use the tools of psychology to reveal to people their need for a deeper healing than what psychology can provide. Spiritual discussions are not rare in counseling rooms. A counselor is expected not to impose his or her values or beliefs upon a client, but often just opening the topic leads a client to search. And we know that when people search for God, they find Him (Jeremiah 29:13; Proverbs 8:17; Matthew 7:7).

More practically speaking, many instructions or concepts in the Bible do not seem easily applicable. For instance, we know that we should abstain from immorality, but other than through prayer and “fleeing” it (1 Corinthians 6:18), we do not know how. Psychology might provide practical techniques to overcome the struggle with lust. Knowledge gleaned from psychology may provide insight into what is encouraging a person to remain in sin, and if we can identify internal proclivities to sin, we can strip those things of their power.

Psychology may also help people become aware of the importance of expressing their emotions and bringing them to God, much like we see happening in the Psalms. Ultimately, psychology may help open the door to an understanding of our deepest needs. We will not experience full satisfaction or fullness of life through therapy, but we will increase our hunger for fullness of life. In turn, we can take our hunger to God, for life comes from Him alone (John 14:6).

Nouthetic counseling is opposed to psychology. However, there can be genuine Christian counseling that is biblical and also uses psychological theories. If well-trained Christian counselors are able to integrate their faith with their education, they can remain faithful to biblical standards but also avail themselves of the science of psychology.

Solid counseling should recognize that neither the counselor nor the client is the healer. Only God can truly heal. Counseling is one tool that can help us come to an understanding of who we are in Christ and find meaning in our lives. However, it is not a quest to find worth in and of ourselves or to find healing apart from God. Nouthetic counseling is correct in stating that the deepest problem is in the soul, and only the Holy Spirit can truly transform that.  I hope that this helps you.  God bless you!!!  Maranatha!!!  :):)

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Psychological Analysis #8 : “Uchiha Itachi”

Of all the analyses which I could make, Itachi’s one is doubtless the most complex. In particular, because such a history and such a man have never existed in reality and as I base myself on the real psychoanalysis, the spot was complicated. I crossed so many times to look at the evolution of this character and nevertheless, he is a mystery for me. He is my favorite character. In this analysis, as in all the others, I don’t claim to hold the absolute truth. I analyze Itachi according to my (very limited) knowledge. I think that many people will not agree with me. Like in every analysis, I apologize for the mistakes and I wish you a good reading! (Hold on, it’s VERY LONG) For @0oerickao0

Itachi said of himself that he is imperfect, and he was right because Itachi had many flaws, and we are going to see what it is. I had already specified it in the analysis of the relation between Itachi and Kisame, but it’s important that I specified again : Itachi was a man who was psychologically disturbed. For the major part of the Naruto fandom, Itachi is the perfect shinobi and the perfect man that we can’t blame. Itachi the martyr, Itachi the hero. But let’s begin with the most important : his relation with Sasuke. And especially his role as older brother.

According to Raymond Cahn, a French psychoanalyst, the experiment of frustration is fundamental for the brotherly link. 

“The child lives his first absolute frustration when he passes of only child’s status in that of the elder brother of the family. This frustration, essentially emotional, succeeds in the hostility or in a reactive way in the soft and loving attitude towards the brother. The child presents then a solidarity which expresses the precarious triumph over the jealousy.”

Indeed, Itachi had this loving and soft attitude to Sasuke and I would even say exclusively with him. With Shisui, it’s never so soft and affectionate, for example. Also for the solidarity, Itachi often took the defense of Sasuke. Here, I think of the scene where Fugaku doesn’t listen to Sasuke who tells him that his presence is required for his entering in the academy. Seeing the sadness of his young brother, Itachi cuts his father and “threatens” him saying that he wouldn’t make this important mission if Fugaku doesn’t accompany Sasuke.

In spite of love, I see a certain rivalry between Itachi and Sasuke. For the love of their father but also in the fight. I think sincerely that Itachi wished to fight Sasuke to test his strength. As regards love of their father, Itachi knew that he had the respect of his father but he saw that Sasuke felt put aside, and even unworthy of this paternal love. Itachi was very observer, and he saw it and in the presence of their father, Itachi tried to fade and to put Sasuke more forward. Itachi knew that Sasuke is a fragile child who needs affection. Itachi had less need it, he made every effort so that Sasuke feels good, and loved.

Originally posted by matifarlaz

For Itachi, It was a way to show his love for Sasuke. Because Itachi was a man who was sentimentally very modest (In French we have a word for this. It’s between bashful, chaste and modest) He never says that he loves, he contents with showing it in his acts. It’s the best shape of love that can exist. Itachi said to Sasuke that he loved him, only once, before he “dies” for the second time before he cannot show in his acts his unconditional love for his brother anymore.

As regards his childhood, Itachi had no childhood. His innocence was only very short-term. And I consider Fugaku as the culprit of Itachi’s precocity. You will tell me that Itachi didn’t need Fugaku to be precocious and that he was just very intelligent. Yes, it’s true, but the element which will result, a severe irreversible psychological trauma on Itachi, it’s the famous vision of the battlefield in the novel “Itachi Shinden”. This event is going to build Itachi’s whole mentality and impacted so heavily his life as it’s certain that his life would have been quite different if Fugaku had not shown that to his 4-year-old son. I am going to quote my professor of philosophy:

“The child is the one for whom everything is new.”

At 4, one of the first things which he learned about the world in which he lived, was that people killed each other between them, for diverse reasons. What he saw this day became the reality of Itachi’s world. Face to a traumatizing event, we are all urged to act, in a violent or peaceful way. What I have to find interesting, it’s the emotion which he had felt. It was not the fear, the surprise, the horror nor the sadness. What he felt was the anger. In one of my books, a chapter is called “The truth is bearable only when we discover her by oneself.” It’s Fritz Perls’s study, a famous German psychiatrist. In his study, Perls insists on the fact that it’s possible to learn to control our experiences inside us and our environment together.

“To control our internal psychic environment gives us the strength to make two wide choices : how to interpret our environment and how to react to it.”

Indeed, in front of this macabre scene, Itachi interpreted his environment, which is an environment of anger, hatred, war and endless conflicts. Then he found how to react to it : fight to stop all this. Thus at 4 years old, Itachi already knew how to control his internal psychic environment.

Without any transition, I am going to continue. (The worst is coming, Ahaha) This sentence is from my new book of psychology which I bought recently, “Psychologists, big ideas ”, in which there are numerous psychological studies explained in a clear way. Every study has a title which summarizes in a single sentence “the stake” of the study. Here, we are going to take Ignacio Martin-Barò’s study, which for me explains something for every character of Naruto :

“Because it aspires to the impartiality and to the universality, the psychology does not take into account the context and the specific environment to an individual and to his mental health but to understand and handle the mental disorders, a psychologist has to know the sociopolitical environment of his subjects and patient. Thus, the trauma must be included in terms of relations between the individual and the society.”

I could use this study with other characters, it’s sure. But as regards Itachi, we can easily make the link. His trauma is bound to his reports between him and his society. A warlike society, which doesn’t know the peace. In front of that, Itachi feels powerless and more important: he doesn’t understand. His child’s innocence don’t understand the principle of the war. Then he had reacted in an innocent way also, by saying to himself that he is simply going to stop all these wars and to become the man who will change this society where everything goes wrong. It’s the same society, that helped the construction of his personality and his love for the peace.

Originally posted by lndras

I am now going to pass in the part the most complicated and I am going to approach a notion which was the most difficult to learn for me and even today I master her very badly but I tried to make it the most understandable possible. This notion is: “Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialism”.I am going to try to prove that Itachi is, through his actions, an existentialist. Thus, if there are clumsiness, sorry about it. Thus, the long text below is a simplified definition of Existentialism :

 ‘’Human is nothing more than what he does. He is abandoned, only, without excuses. His existence doesn’t make any sense, no divine plan, nor answers, nor vocation. My existence doesn’t make any predefined sense, prejudice, or “objective” we could say. It’s me who give it one, clearly, consciously, or not. The human is completely responsible for what he is. The man is freedom. He can’t take refuge behind a determinism. He makes moreover the experience of his freedom, or he becomes aware of it. And the individual can choose. He is inevitably committed in a situation or a certain social and historic context. But in any event, we undertake, and we engage our responsibility because our freedom is total. Even the one who refuses to act, or to undertake, chooses. His retreat, his “abstention” are still forms of actions, or choices. The man doesn’t escape his freedom, and his responsibilities. ‘’The man is condemned to be free”, which can seem paradoxical.’’

Many things reminded me of Itachi. First of all, the first sentence. Indeed, what characterizes Itachi above all in the story of the manga, it’s not his personality, it’s his acts. But how to define simply, a man who massacred his clan to maintain the peace and protect his brother? When this sentence called out to me :

“ […] the individual can choose. He is inevitably committed in a situation or certain social and historical context.” 

It’s the very brief summary Itachi’s life : a man who was forced to make the painful choice because of his social and historical context. Itachi found himself in the middle of a conflict between his family and his village. Between his own blood and his principles. This is why I don’t like that we say that Itachi is a martyr. Itachi was free to choose and he chose what was the best to save his brother and his village. And especially, what seemed to him the fairest.

Sartre explains in this definition, the principle of bad faith. A man who is in bad-faith is the one who hides his incapacity to act, behind excuses which would be because of the fate, or a familial or social determinism. Also behind expressions like “I had no choice”, “It’s the life”, or  “I can’t do anything”. All is false, we can always make something. Certainly, Itachi’s choice was the most horrible which we can to a man but horrible or not, Itachi made his choice. He didn’t hide behind a determinism. It’s not because he was an Uchiha that he was bound to defend them. And it’s not because he defended Konoha that the village has nothing to blame itself either. In this sense, Itachi was an existentialist because he assumed his choices and the consequences that go with it, and recognizes his actions freedom. In spite of the dilemma with which he was confronted, he acted for what he believed. Have you aver heard Itachi complain about his condition? To be bored? No. Because once again, he was responsible and assumed his choices.

However, even if he assumed everything, his life choices had collateral damages on Sasuke which he hadn’t envisaged and which led to regrets. Indeed, (Edo) Itachi is a man full of regrets. He regrets not having believed in Sasuke, not having told him the truth, to have manipulated him etc… Itachi understood what he had failed and why.

I’ve finished with the existentialism. I hope that it wasn’t too confused. (And that you are always alive ..) Now I’m going to approach Itachi’s flaws to finish with this faith of Itachi’s fans who believe that he was perfect. It’s false, of course.

Originally posted by andoday

If many readers see Itachi as a perfect man it’s because we see Itachi through Sasuke’s eyes throughout the manga. When Sasuke saw Itachi as the worst human on the earth, the reader saw Itachi as such. Moreover, the reader discovers the truth at the same time as Sasuke. Thus, as Sasuke, people often tend to idealize Itachi. I don’t say that he had no qualities, no no no, but he had many flaws and we are going to see that : 

Firstly, Itachi was a proud young man. He trusted nobody, and he was convinced that he could make everything alone. For him, his capacities were rather big to reach alone his goal. The thing which he is going to regret afterward.

Secondly, Itachi is kind, but not with everybody, when he was young he was indifferent with everybody and not sociable at all thinking that he needed only himself to succeed. 

Thirdly, Itachi is totally stubborn, nobody will make him have a change of heart easily because Itachi had a very precise purpose and a single way to arrive there. It seems to me that Shisui says several times that Itachi is stubborn in ‘’Itachi Shinden’’. 

Fourthly, like it or not, Itachi was by definition, a cold-blooded killer. Remind you of this very cold scene where Itachi at 11 took care of finishing some survivors. Gai is apparently perturbed by watching him making that without any pain or hesitation. In the novel “Itachi Shinden”, Itachi even felt some pleasure when he killed Yashiro. If it’s not pleasure, he felt a certain satisfaction. Thus, Itachi had a lot of blood on his hands.

Itachi said it himself, he lied to everybody and especially to himself, Shisui noticed it too. Unfortunately, it’s that after his death that he realized it. Itachi was not a sincere man, he hid, lied, and bluffed permanently

How many people really saw who really was Itachi? Even Kakashi didn’t really know him, because even if he was surprised, he was easily able to believe that finally Itachi hated his family and that he had killed them all in a murderous madness. 

In his novel “ The tramps ”, Maxime Gorki wrote :

“ Sometimes the lie expresses better that the truth what takes place in the soul.’’

Yes, his soul was tormented, just like his consciousness. He certainly killed his family, but he felt no pride to have made it. Quite the opposite. Itachi feels as the lie which he had created. As a murderer. And the following sentence completes my argument:

“If you wish to kill me, curse me, hate me!“ 

Itachi thought that he didn’t deserve the love or the friendship of whoever. Itachi wished to be punished for what he made. He sincerely thought that he deserved to die. He wanted to pay his sins and for this, only the death could absolve him from his crimes. And Sasuke is the best placed to punish him. Because even if it was to protect him, Itachi made suffer his brother. 

Itachi was not conscious of the love which Sasuke carries to him, for Itachi the atrocity of his crimes and his guilt are such that he sincerely thought that Sasuke will hate him forever and he didn’t think of having his forgiveness one day. He asked him to forgive him and didn’t know if Sasuke will forgive him one day, but Itachi didn’t know that Sasuke has already forgiven him just after the knowledge of the truth, of course. Yes, he wanted to be hated and cursed to have on his hands the blood of the people who he loved the most

I am going to end on this quotation of Itachi: 

“We gift t know what kind of celebrity we truly are until tea moment before our deaths. Have death comes to embrace you, you will realize what you are.”

We all know what kind of man was Itachi. Itachi was the kind of man who managed to give up his own life and his individuality to protect his village, the honor of his clan and his brother. And especially, he was kind of man who loved his brother more than anything, until his death and the same later.

Many people on blogs, were really sad when Itachi died. Even if Itachi was very young when he died (21 years), he waited for nothing more from the life. To console you a little, I can tell you that Itachi is certainly happier dead than alive. The only inconvenience of the death for him would be just to be not able to see what Sasuke became. From the moment, he left the village and from the moment he took his resolution, Itachi has given up to live his life, to start a family, etc… 

An essential question : Is Itachi a hero?
Well, I am going to stop swamping this poor Itachi, and answering : Yes. According to Hegel, famous German philosopher, a hero is a singular person in whom is embodied the universal. It’s a man or a woman who put the universality before their individualities. The one who gives his person, who sacrifices himself for the others, the one who has no personal interest in his gesture of sacrifice. Thus yes, according to this definition Itachi is a hero. And as I said many things which depreciate him, this definition show all the kindness of Itachi’s soul.

Small final quotation which returns on the quite soft Itachi’s soul :

“The lie supposes a soul delicacy which many sincere people lack." 

Conclusion : Like us, Itachi had flaws, and he always had it before his second death. Itachi increased and evolved. Unfortunately for the Naruto Fandom which wished to see him living happy, it wasn’t his fate.

The small remark of the end (yes I never stop haha) Itachi didn’t wear the Uchiha emblem on his back. Maybe he thought he didn’t deserve to wear it anymore … ?

If this analysis was very long it’s for a good reason, till the end of this month, I will post no more analysis. My final exams are imminent and I want to take this month to try to have a mention. I will try to post some analyses, but with a much less regular rhythm that’s it! Really sorry for the mistakes, I bet there are plenty! :(

Don’t forget to go to see my other analyzes on Deidara, Itachi, and Kisame, Hidan, Kakuzu, SasoriSasuke, and Sakura

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