I have always been interested in people's stories...dont get me wrong..My interest is purely around understanding what makes people tick? Why do they react the way they do? Whats going on in their mind? What kind of a person are you?
This made me pursue my other interests like Palmistry, Astrology, Graphology, etc, which have now become a hobby..and a hobby it will remain!
Not satisfied by the answers i got from reading palms, i did a course in psychology..and this was the beginning..I did a course in Counseling & Guidance, and as a part of the course, we studied pscyhology in depth...I simply loved the course, and what it has made me today!
Excited as i was, i spread the word around.. "I can understand you indepth" or " I know what you really mean"...I was just joking around...Little did I know, they took it literally...
From fooling around and cracking up when I was around, I had people looking at me and asking me to tell them what I thought of them ( by just looking at them!?!?!?)...If anyone did not believe what the other was saying, "Ask the psychologist..she'll tell you I am not lying!"..
D-uh? Like how would I know???...It took a lot of time for people to understand what psychology meant..My first reasoning session was to make them understand that, "I was not taught to read into people, instead, was taught how not to read people"..It is a difficult concept to understand, I know...When I was asked, "How do you understand people?", I said, "You dont! What you do however is to try and understand the genuinity".... Blink..blink...Even today, when I tell my participants, they go blink blink..but hey, thats how it works!
You see, psychology psyches people...all of a sudden they feel horrible about lying in front of you, they want to tell you all of their problems, ask you for a solution, ask you for advice, of which i give none...I simply listen..an art we must all learn & master..
I've been able to take a lot out of my course coz i began to listen to my thoughts/feelings/emotions and more importantly to others..Long live psyche!oops, psychology!