The Myers-Briggs test – my thoughts

Okay, so I had this sat as a draft for weeks, and it was apparently blank. Still, I figure I have something to say about the Myers-Briggs test…. sooo… For anyone who doesn’t know, the Myers-Briggs test is also known as the sixteen personalities test – there’s no right or wrong, and results come back…

My personal Deadly Sins

Another interesting topic I was discussing with N – the idea of our personal deadly sins. N asked which of the seven deadly sins I most associate with. I found this a fascinating idea. It actually links into why we do a lot of the things we do. It took me a little while. At…

Let’s stop silencing health problems

‘I just can’t explain hay fever to someone who doesn’t have it. What it’s like to not have a runny nose for once.’ ‘Is it like after a long cold?’ ‘Yeah, like a cold which lasts forever, and you’re not allowed to complain about it. Like you’re not allowed to complain about period pain. It’s…

Amateur psychologists and why they’re dangerous

We’ve all done it. Lets be honest. We’ve all voiced opinions on things where we’re not an expert – or even, sometimes, where we’re not remotely knowledgeable. Hopefully, however, we all make it known that we’re not the leading authority on those subjects. Hopefully it’s all harmless and meant well . . . because sometimes,…

How not to voice your political views

Time for another thing which winds me up: People getting catty over politics (so, yes, I’m going to get catty about how catty they’re being). There was recently a general election here in the UK. You may have noticed that most people in the UK went a bit intense and focused about it – and…

The struggle to get mental health help

You, dear readers, hear pretty much everything else about my life, so why not hear about my therapy as well? I’ve just started having psychotherapy through the NHS’s Talking Therapies service. I am relieved (though also knackered by the actual sessions – more on that later) as it’s been a long time coming. The NHS,…