Saturday, May 14, 2011

Reverse Pyschology

I've been reading a book called Man's Search for Meaning, by Victor E. Frankl, which I highly recommend to everyone because it's a fabulous book. He talks about in the end about his theory on Logotherapy and a part of that logotherapy is some kind of reverse psychology. I've decided to use Noah as an experiment.

It's called paradoxical intention. Frankl uses an example of a man who is afraid of sweating and because of his fear every time he encounters a situation where he is going to sweat he sweats even more because he's afraid. He tells him to try to sweat a lot and he doesn't sweat. I'm going to apply this theory to my home. We're going to try to be as messy as possible in order to cure our home.

Hey, it worked with Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. It'll work for our house right?

1 comment:

Anne Adele said...

I love Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. She was so inventive.