It's certainly a good read and I soon got to parts called intellectualization and rationalisation. Putting it simply, intellectualization is described as follows:
Intellectualization is a 'flight into reason', where the person avoids uncomfortable emotions by focusing on facts and logic. The situation is treated as an interesting problem that engages the person on a rational basis, whilst the emotional aspects are completely ignored as being irrelevant.And the method we do this is through rationalisation which is as follows:
Rationalization is the process of constructing a logical justification for a flawed decision, action or lack thereof that was originally arrived at through a different mental process.The more I read, the more I realise how applicable it is to alot of my posts minus the total ignorance of my emotions of course. More so, it applies to a number of the "thinking" blogs out there doesn't it? We in our desire to ignore some of the painful emotions, tends to rationalise in order to escape the reality of our emotions no? How many blogs out there have you come across that you think follows this pattern (well, mine excluded haha)
Now I don't know alot about psychology, but I feel being able to at least rationalise is better than allowing the actual anxiety to come through. Of course, from these articles I also realise the foremost importance of allowing ones emotions to come through in order to move on. So I guess a conscious understanding of these principles is in fact useful for a person because once the person is able to acknowledge his or her emotions, he is able to then rationalise about how to move on.
Nonetheless, thinking is definitely interesting... It certainly allows us to discover more about ourselves and if you havn't realised already, I've added a Latin motto to my profile information:
Dubito ergo cogito; cogito ergo sum. I doubt therefore I think; I think therefore I am.