Just because I’m a psychologist…

Just because I’m a psychologist,
– Doesn’t mean I can read your mind
– Doesn’t mean I can ‘analyse you’
– Doesn’t mean I ask clients to lie on a couch and tell me about their father and mother
– Doesn’t mean I will give you advice
– Doesn’t mean I don’t have my own problems
– Doesn’t mean I can fix you, your child, your student, your family by waving a magic wand
– Doesn’t mean I can tell everything about you by taking one glance at you
– Doesn’t mean I read your facial expressions every time
– Doesn’t mean I can listen to you 24/7 without getting tired
– Doesn’t mean I read into everything everyone says
– Doesn’t mean I constantly diagnose everyone I interact with

Just because I’m a psychologist, doesn’t mean I stop being a person!

Until next time,


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  • Nitya
    22 July 2008 at 10:21 pm

    hehe why the disclaimer? people been expecting too much?:)

  • Psych Babbler
    22 July 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Hehe…not really about expectations but more so about misconceptions people seem to have. Honestly, if I had a dollar for everytime someone said “You are analysing us right now” or stuff along those lines when I say what I do, I’d be rich!!! :S

  • Vir
    27 July 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Thank you for the kind remark on LifeStrings. Since your name is not mentioned on the blog, I must take to guesswork… am I correct in surmising that we went to college together…and your MSN handle once used to be something like “Gilly’s fan forever?”

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