Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick

a couple of psychological truths

This just came up for me when talking with a friend. I called these "a couple of psychological truths"; anyone disagree or want to modify them?

. To a hammer, everything looks like a nail. An example is an inner-city cop whose job it is to find bad guys. Unless you appear otherwise, he'll assume you're a bad guy and act accordingly.

. The thing we fear and loathe in others is often that which we fear and loathe most about ourselves. I think we've all experienced this one.

Here's hoping these aren't a big part of your life right now.

Tags: the human condition

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