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Psychologists and therapists are here to help people, and when they’re good at their jobs they can make a huge difference in someone’s life. As with any job, there are tons of things you learn in these professions, and some are pretty interesting. These Reddit users with experience in the field shared some of the most important things they’ve learned from listening to people’s problems, and some of it will catch you by surprise.
Excessive alcohol consumption, at a level not usually considered problematic, impacts people a lot more than they think it does.
Depressed? Heavy drinker? Think about cutting down your drink before turning to anti-depressants. (Zpiderz)
Very little about you is original as we’re constantly repeating patterns we’ve learned since childhood. When humans find a solution, no matter how maladaptive it turns out to be in the long run, we stubbornly keep trying it over and over and over… turns out it’s more comfortable to stick with the devil you know than to risk fear, failure and vulnerability by trying it a new way, even if the new way is logically better. The subconscious is a much greater force than most of us can fathom or care to admit. (petits_doigts)
People absolutely don’t think about sex anywhere near as often as I was taught (or as often as I wish). That said, mummy and daddy issues are more common than I thought before heading into this game and, yes, we’re all terribly predictable. (Taqwacore)