Friday, May 18, 2012

Mental Health

Gordon Allport, the famous psychiatrist, observed that mentally healthy people bear six personality traits. As I read these to you, ask yourself about the status of your mental health.

First, a positive concept of yourself. Do you think of yourself positively or negatively?

Second, seeing value in all people, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomics, or physical wholeness.

Third, enjoyment in helping people. Is assisting people one of the sources of your joy?

Fourth, mentally healthy people have a realistic perception of the world. They are realists, not being deceived by superstition or delusional thinking.

Fifth, they have a sense of humor. They regularly enjoy belly laughs.

And sixth, they have a unifying philosophy of life which defines their purpose for living.

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