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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:24 pm    Post subject: An example of dissociative thinking Reply with quote

http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/personal/12/01/tf.not.into.amazing.guy/
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"John" may be a perfect guy... but humans enjoy a challenge, he doesn't sound like he challenges her much.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a little confused, are you saying that she's thinking dissociatively because she says she isnt sexually attracted to a guy who fits societies perception of perfection? Good Looks and success doesnt mean love.

She sounds like she's figuring out something at a young age a lot of people take a life time to figure out and that even more people never figure out.


Honestly, that guy sounds boring =P. Imperfections keep life so much more interesting and fun.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm confused. In what way is this dissociative thinking? I'm not saying it isn't; I just don't see the connection or understand the concept of dissociative thinking very well. If you could explain what you mean, that would help.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

elderwanda wrote:
I'm confused. In what way is this dissociative thinking? I'm not saying it isn't; I just don't see the connection or understand the concept of dissociative thinking very well. If you could explain what you mean, that would help.

I second this. I clicked your link expecting to find an article which would explain the effects of PCP on human behavior and discuss the finer points of its pharmacology, but was aghast to instead find a CNN article about a woman who mused about the traits of a man who perpetuated the stereotype of masculine perfection in modern industrial society. Considerably disappointing, Coadunate.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think for the most part people are lying to themselves when they think that physical appearance isn't important or the biggest decider in an effective, long-term relationship.

To take the edge off my statement, attraction is still a largely subjective thing.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know very few women who find stereotypical "good looks" attractive. I like handsome hunks on my toothpaste ad, and that's where they belong Wink

(no offense to all the hunky gentelmen here Razz)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

anna-banana wrote:
(no offense to all the hunky gentelmen here Razz)


none taken Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oregon wrote:


Quote:
"John" may be a perfect guy... but humans enjoy a challenge, he doesn't sound like he challenges her much.



Please explain “challenge”, do you mean


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi8RTlFxcUI


or


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8gcs7_jeopardy-olympic-games-tournament-d_shortfilms


or


?
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