Thursday, 12 November 2009

Two psychiatrists pass in the hall.


The first says, "Hello."The other thinks, "I wonder what he meant by that."

Here's a little something I've learned while working with therapists: Therapist don't understand the meaning of a rhetorical question.

If you ask a therapist "How are you?", They'll tell you.

And by making this mistake I have also discovered the cliche of "Every therapist needs and therapist" is true.


At work a quick "Good morning! How ya doin'?" Can turn into a 30 minute conversation about how they are feeling light headed today because their period is particularly heavy and seemed to be quite "thick" too and they are worried they might be loosing too much blood (True account here people).

Also it seems there are different types of therapists. The Clinical/Counselling Psychologist tend to be pretty normal people, or at least interact normally. Psychiatrists tend to be above it all and so far are the only therapists that insist on being addressed as Doctor... At.all.times. And Psychologists? Let's just say be careful of what you say around them. I once had one of the Psychologists at work dissect why I wanted a cup of tea and what an interesting dynamic I had set by stating it aloud. Actually, I'm often setting interesting dynamics even when I have done nothing... EVERYTHING in the whole WIDE WORLD is an interesting dynamic to these people. And EVERYTHING can be read into. It can be quite fun actually, if you enjoy messing with people a bit. I am often dropping out of place words/sayings into conversation just so they can enjoy pondering on that shit for a good 20 minutes.

I have to close here with that I absolutely love all the people I work with. They are wonderful, funny, smart, fun people. They are also quite easy to take the piss out off. And don't worry, I do it too their face as well.

4 comments:

Mama Kat said...

Now THAT would be fun! I mess with the little minds I cultivate all day long too...it's just too fun NOT to. :)

Helene said...

I remember when I was studying for my MA in Psychology, I freaked out every time we'd study a new disorder in the DSM. I was like, "OMG, I think I'm borderline". We'd all take turns trying to analyze each other. It drove me crazy!!

Frugal Vicki said...

I have to admit, I have been to a therapist or two, and I have wondered about their "outside" lives. This was fun to read.

My Diary said...

LoL........this is soo interesting...the best and funny part is how you say a word to throw them off to make them ponder....lol I would do the same!!