Category Archives: Psychology

Don’t Touch Me, I’m Norwegian: Migration and Temperament

There are a lot of Indian families in our area. The greater Boston area has a lot of technology and biotech companies and attracts tech people from all around the globe. We were just having a conversation about how the … Continue reading

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Gender and sensitivity: What makes a man a man? Am I a man? Yes. Technically I am.

I just started reading Elaine Aron’s The Highly Sensitive Person in Love: Understanding and Managing Relationships When the World Overwhelms You. She explores how the theory she developed in her earlier book, tThe Highly Sensitive Person, apply to relationships. Aron … Continue reading

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How to handle your introvert: Some dos and don’ts

Do say hi. Don’t be surprised when I just grunt or something. Just mentally translate that into the warm “oh, hellloooo, Jenny! I’m so delightfully tickled to see you this sparklingly wonderful morning!” or some such you would have used. … Continue reading

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Am I too sensitive? Being high reactive in a world of roller coasters and cocktail parties

The other day we took the kids to the fair. I’ve always hated fairs. I went for the kids’ sake. I knew they would love it. But I thought after so many years of maturing and getting over my irrational … Continue reading

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I’m afraid of being shoved in a box: On being diagnosed

I hate being labeled. When I joined Facebook, I refused to answer most of those profile questions. I always feel like there’s more to me than these categories can convey. What kind of music do I like? Mostly seventies and … Continue reading

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(Guest Post) Depressed Catholics: God Wants You to Get Help

(This is a guest post by my brother. He’s pretty smart, so you’d better listen to him.) A thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to harass me, to keep me from being too elated.  Three … Continue reading

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The tragedy of a comedian: Free will, depression and suicide.

  Yesterday a very funny guy’s life ended very sadly. Robin Williams was founded dead in what appears to be suicide. This subject can be very difficult to discuss. Many people know firsthand what it means to be depressed. For … Continue reading

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