Myths of the con artists of the self-help industry.
Also watch: Abuse Victims, Beware: Common Sense is Harmful Nonsense (12 Myths Debunked) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McWOGyGtuL0
Also watch 20 WRONG Ideas About Therapy, Psychology https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekBATw1P-wE
Also watch 8 Things You are Getting WRONG about Your Narcissist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xdnh7QUUkc
MYTH You can learn from your mistakes FACT You are very likely to repeat your behaviors throughout your lifespan (repetition compulsion).
MYTH Change is possible FACT Meaningful transformation is nearly impossible after age 25.
MYTH Your partner’s past doesn’t matter, only her present behavior FACT Your partner’s past is your future. Past behaviors and misconduct are sure predictors of future behaviors and misconduct.
MYTH Trauma is an objective experience FACT Trauma is a subjective, endogenous (psychegenic) reaction. It has little to do with reality, which serves only as a trigger.
MYTH Love and time cure all FACT In many - maybe most - cases, love and time result in losses, heartbreak, and hurt.
MYTH Sex empowers FACT Only in the minority of cases and during limerence. Mostly, sex leads to regret, shame, anger, self-loathing, ennui, disgust, and dissonance. This is true even among men and even in committed relationships!
MYTH Having multiple choices empowers FACT Choice creates anxiety, withdrawal, and avoidance. People hate choice. They want to be spoonfed out of a limited menu of options.
MYTH Parents and their children should be besties, friends FACT Good parenting requires boundaries, hierarchy, and discipline - the exact opposite of friendship.
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