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I can somehow understand if a person for some reason likes to pretend she or he has that condition, and of course that would mean there's something else seriously wrong with the person.

But why do other people agree to waste money and time on documenting such hoax cases, as in to take part in them?

Of course, I acknowledge I can not know if any of those documentaries I've seen are hoaxes or genuine. It's just that the documentaries include such facts that makes the cases more or less likely hoaxes, so I can not view and speak of them only with my heart but with common sense.

Let me point out couple...
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posted by guiltygoth
Empedocles, a Greek philosopher,scientist and healer who lived in Sicily in the fifth century B.C.,believed that all matter is comprised of the four elements of earth, air, fire and water. Fire and air are outwardly reaching elements, reaching up and out, whereas earth and water turn inward and downward.

In her book, Four Elements in Ancient Greek Philosophy,Tracy Marks describes wide-ranging look at earth, fire, water, and air, and the dynamic twin forces
of Love and Strife. Her book takes one to a journey from ancient Greece to alchemy to Carl Jung's association of sense, feeling, thoughts...
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posted by GypsyMarionette
FEAR OF:

13, number- Triskadekaphobia.
666, number- Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia
8, number- Octophobia.

A-
Abuse: sexual- Contreltophobia.
Accidents- Dystychiphobia.
Air- Anemophobia.
Air swallowing- Aerophobia.
Airborne noxious substances- Aerophobia.
Airsickness- Aeronausiphobia.
Alcohol- Methyphobia or Potophobia.
Alone, being- Autophobia or Monophobia.
Alone, being or solitude- Isolophobia.
Amnesia- Amnesiphobia.
Anger- Angrophobia or Cholerophobia.
Angina- Anginophobia.
Animals- Zoophobia.
Animals, skins of or fur- Doraphobia.
Animals, wild- Agrizoophobia.
Ants- Myrmecophobia.
Anything new- Neophobia.
Asymmetrical...
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posted by HattersMadGirl
1. The Constant Victim - This kind of individual will always finds a way to end up as a victim in their relationships.

2. One-Upmanship Expert – This person uses put downs, snide remarks and criticisms, to show that they’re superior, and know much more than you.

3. Powerful Dependents – They hide behind the mask of being weak and powerless – then use their helplessness to dominate relationships. That is, they send the subtle message “you must not let me down.”

4. Triangulators – This person tries to get other people on their side. They’re quick to put you down, and to say some...
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I dont know why, but somedays I feel like bursting out crying. Im crying as Im writing this because I feel lost and confused and misunderstood. Mostly by my parents. I think when you get a certain age you forget what it is like to be young and naive and have to go through all these troubles and changes that ironically no one ever warned you about. On top of ordinary troubles that 21yr. olds have, I have anxiety, depression, epilepsy and Borderline Personality Disorder. I ask God " Why me?" what have I done to deserve all these sad feelings and problems. I have fought so many times with my parents...
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posted by juicyjossy9
Hands around my world
Hands around my world
A Little Story
About
The Sense of Belonging


Because I live in the country, I have to drive along a few backroads before I reach the highway that takes me to work. These tranquil roads are often a little slow. One beautiful summer morning, I find myself behind a man on a tractor. Every twenty or thirty meters, he stops to chat with someone. I cannot overtake him on such a narrow, winding road. The conversations only take a few seconds – the time to say hello and exchange news – but they are enough to make me nervous. I don’t know what he could be talking about with the people he meets at...
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posted by guiltygoth
I. The Three Intuitions

IA. Eidetic Intuitions

Intuition is supposed to be a form of direct access. Yet, direct access to what? Does it access directly "intuitions" (abstract objects, akin to numbers or properties - see "Bestowed Existence")? Are intuitions the objects of the mental act of Intuition? Perhaps intuition is the mind's way of interacting directly with Platonic ideals or Phenomenological "essences"? By "directly" I mean without the intellectual mediation of a manipulated symbol system, and without the benefits of inference, observation, experience, or reason.

Kant thought that both...
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Conversational Hypnosis is a type of hypnosis where it is very important to access certain states of mind in order to set triggers to change lives for the better. In order to do this you must learn and know how to access those states to start the trigger process with a clean and pure state of mind.

Access State Principal plays a huge role in this process. This is because the clarity of the state of mind a person is in when the trigger is set will determine how well the trigger is going to work, if at all. When people access emotions they are really going back through their files of memories...
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posted by guiltygoth
Hypnosis is state of mind where an individual is subjected to controlled thoughts and behavior. Hypnosis involves two persons - the persons being treated to experiment is called subject while the one conducting the experiment is called hypnotist. Hypnotist takes the subject into the mental state, often termed hypnotized, and tries to get response from her. Hypnosis is possibly one of the most debated disciplines in the world. There are so many theories associated with this stream of studies. The basic debate hovers around the state aspect - one school of thoughts suggests that hypnosis is a...
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posted by guiltygoth
How to tell if someone is lying? Carefully. All methods of lie-detecting, including polygraph machines, are regularly fooled or used improperly, resulting in mistakes. There are a few good ways described here, but try to confirm the truth by other means as well, such as confession or investigation of the facts.

You should compare behavior in the person under suspicion to their "base" behavior, if possible. In other words, if they always have shifty eyes, then this trait can't be considered as an indication of lying. On the other hand, if they are normally very calm under pressure, but start...
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[b]Warning: this article may contain hints of heavy topics that are discussed/shown. Viewer discretion is advised. If you do read, please stay safe and take of yourselves![b]

Hello everyone! My name/internet persona is MrHuman. I have decided to embark on a series of observations of how the human mind processes intense trauma, yet, processes intense euphoria that is directly/closely related to the endured trauma. I will be recording these documentations on this site as I find it easy to use. Thankfully, there's only adults using this Fan-pop club, so no child or teenager will stumble across...
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posted by guiltygoth
Today, why not made a personal commitment to be happy, in spite of what life hands over to you. You have to admit that there are too many things over which you have no control. The only thing you can do is to stop allowing them to make dents in your spirit.

Happiness is not something that others can take from you. It's something that you would have to throw away on your own.

There will be times when things don't turn out the way you want them to. Your best friend at work may turn out to be a power-hungry corporate animal that backstabs you at every opportunity. The promotion you worked so hard...
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posted by guiltygoth
There is one place in which one's privacy, intimacy, integrity and inviolability are guaranteed – one's body, a unique temple and a familiar territory of sensa and personal history. The torturer invades, defiles and desecrates this shrine. He does so publicly, deliberately, repeatedly and, often, sadistically and sexually, with undisguised pleasure. Hence the all-pervasive, long-lasting, and, frequently, irreversible effects and outcomes of torture.

In a way, the torture victim's own body is rendered his worse enemy. It is corporeal agony that compels the sufferer to mutate, his identity to...
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Daniel J. Levitin, 2006, 320 pages

Why human beings make and enjoy music is, in Levitin’s telling, a delicious story. In this unprecedented meeting of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music – its performances, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it – and the human brain.

Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin argues that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. ‘This Is Your Brain On Music’ is an ear-opening,...
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posted by southern-belle
okay so i'm writing a paper on schizotypal personality disorder, this is my rough draft, i'd like some sugestions on things i may have missed? i know my grammer sucks but i'm going to clean that up later on, like i said this is just the rough draft. oh and i copied and pasted from word so sorry if the paragraphs are messed up. please comment with sugestions! thanks (:

Schizotypal Personality Disorder.

Schizotypal Personality Disorder is a serious mental condition which typically presents in early adulthood or, in some cases, adolescence. People with Schizotypal Personality Disorder generally...
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posted by guiltygoth
We all heard the terms "psychopath" or "sociopath". These are the old names for a patient with the Antisocial Personality Disorder (AsPD). It is hard to distinguish narcissists from psychopaths. The latter may simply be a less inhibited and less grandiose form of the former. Indeed, the DSM V Committee is considering to abolish this distinction altogether.
Still, there are some important nuances setting the two disorders apart:

As opposed to most narcissists, psychopaths are either unable or unwilling to control their impulses or to delay gratification. They use their rage to control people...
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posted by juicyjossy9
The small Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan takes seriously their country’s “gross national happiness,” which they deem as important as the gross domestic product, a standard economic indicator. Public policy, the king declared, should be linked to people’s sense of well-being, not just to economics. To be sure, the pillars of national happiness in Bhutan include financial self-reliance, a pristine environment, health care, education preserving local culture, and democracy. But economic growth in itself is just part of the equation.

The gross national happiness is not just for Bhutan: the...
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It is commonly believed myth that personality testing instruments can measure your personality and predict your future behaviors. The pre-employment testing mechanism has been following this creed without any solid evidence. The testing industry claims all out validity. The educational institutions and employer organizations use them for screening purposes. Their transparency and equity has even convinced the courts of law.

But it is still an unresolved riddle; what do they test?

Do they test personality? What is personality then? What is its nature? How does it come into existence? Is it outcome...
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Daniel J. Levitin, 2008, 354 pages

Could music unlock the mystery of who we are and how we think?

An unprecedented blend of science and art, Daniel Levitin’s bestselling debut, This Is Your Brain on Music, changed the way we understand how music gets in our heads. Now, in what is being called a tour de force by leading scientists, he presents his audacious theory of ‘six songs,’ the key to how music shaped humanity across cultures and throughout history.

Preserving the emotional heritage of our lives and of our species, music from its very beginning, was allied to dance, as the structure...
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posted by arj1981
Indoctrination is simply misconstrued Subjectivity..... Therefore, this is an Anti-Dogmatic, NonDualistic, Spiritual Community. As the title states, this is the dawn of a new era. A new day...A New Eve. We, here, do not adhere to the belief of Karma, any "perilous missions" to rescue humanity on behalf of a particular deity, soul mates/twin flames, superstitions, dogma, Law of Attraction, Ego, Satan, Christ, or God; yet, we do believe in the existence of an After Life, reincarnation, and spirit beings (as in, those who have already passed away). All the drama, chaos, and violence in the world...
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