You’re Angry: A Basic Ego Analysis Example

Therapists, couples and people in general often have the experience of being in the presence of someone who seems angry but isn’t expressing it.  This can produce feelings of anxiety, since most people are not comfortable with their own anger or, ipso facto, that of others. Is this person angry at me?  Did I do … Continue reading You’re Angry: A Basic Ego Analysis Example

Analysis of True Detective S2-E2: Night Finds You

Episode two of this season continued my suspicion on the key underlying drivers of guilt and shame.  A tag line for the show in both season 1 and 2 being “We get the world we deserve.” Frank & Jordan Semyon (Vince Vaughn and Kelly Reilly):  The opening scene by Vaughn introduces the dream like feel of … Continue reading Analysis of True Detective S2-E2: Night Finds You

The Problem with Bruce Jenner

  America is accepting a wider range of attitudes about gender and identity.  My problem is that we’re doing this for the wrong reason.  We should do it because identity is irrelevant and nebulous, not because it is important and robust.  The current approach reifies the importance of identity.  This leads me (along with the odd bedfellows of some … Continue reading The Problem with Bruce Jenner