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10 Things Only People Who Often Get Depressed After Watching Great Movies Would Understand

10 Things Only People Who Often Get Depressed After Watching Great Movies Would Understand

It is not rare for people to experience emotional outbursts after seeing a really captivating movie. Whatever it is termed to be, post-movie depression is actually an experience, a period, a feeling and a new identity. Being stuck with the pictures and the warmth of the characters has a way of making you want more out of the movie. This strong feeling does come with an attachment, and because of this, people who become depressed after watching a movie understand the following things.

1. They want to see the world from a different perspective.

Movies have a way of taking the viewer away from their present state and floating them someplace else. They want to be able to find the world from another perspective and nurture this feeling beyond simply watching a movie.

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2. They understand that they are different.

Trying to connect the dots and being in tune with their emotions is a personal thing. They can’t easily relate this with others, because they are different and unique in a way. It just exposes how sensitive they can be and how deeply affected they are by the pictures they see.

3. They want to repeat the process over again.

The depression holds them and captures them. What is inviting and appealing is either to see the movie again or continue the process. There is always an end to every picture, but they often wish more and more scenes would keep appearing after the credits roll.

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4. They want to be live out the movie.

This could sound figurative in a sense, but it’s just because they want to experience more of the movie. They download the soundtrack, they Google the title and read about the actors, they buy fan t-shirts, and they master the lines and idiosyncrasies of the characters. They simply want to live out the movie and recreate the experience.

5. They are exposed.

Their emotions and expectations are revealed. For some, it can lead to disappointment, disgust or misunderstanding. They are depressed because they expect more out of reality, which they found in the movie, so now that it’s over, they feel deep disdain and displeasure.

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6. They feel unfulfilled.

They believe they can become better or can get more out of life. They actually want more out of the world that surrounds them and thus, they yearn for more.

7. They feel alone.

They believe that they are alone in dealing with their emotions. They can’t answer many questions at the moment, and perhaps they are even angry with themselves for feeling the way they are feeling. However bad or good or exciting, they are left puzzled and bewildered at the sudden reaction they feel.

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8. They want to reach out.

If only people could cuddle with them and offer them an explanation or try to reach out to them. If only they could be seen not as feeble but as strong for being so loving and expectant. If only someone could understand. Yes they want to reach out and find someone who could understand and help them find answers.

9. Their feelings are broken.

Many could cite how their feelings and emotions were bruised. While some may see depression as a hyperbole, it is important to understand that every person who watches a movie and is depressed after suddenly has a psychological twist attached to their story.

10. They have their own journeys.

Yes, this depression offers them an experience—a journey to be stronger and to see their selves in a different way. They pass through a period and a phase or a stage. They do recover and they are able to channel their thoughts into something else. They can be happy again when they see another movie and could be captured by it. It is all a sequential thing. They won’t get stuck; they simply appreciate the journey every movie they are captivated by puts them through.

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Easily Misunderstood by Others? 6 Barriers You Should Overcome to Make Communication Less Frustrating

Easily Misunderstood by Others? 6 Barriers You Should Overcome to Make Communication Less Frustrating

How often have you said something simple, only to have the person who you said this to misunderstand it or twist the meaning completely around? Nodding your head in affirmative? Then this means that you are being unclear in your communication.

Communication should be simple, right? It’s all about two people or more talking and explaining something to the other. The problem lies in the talking itself, somehow we end up being unclear, and our words, attitude or even the way of talking becomes a barrier in communication, most of the times unknowingly. We give you six common barriers to communication, and how to get past them; for you to actually say what you mean, and or the other person to understand it as well…

The 6 Walls You Need to Break Down to Make Communication Effective

Think about it this way, a simple phrase like “what do you mean” can be said in many different ways and each different way would end up “communicating” something else entirely. Scream it at the other person, and the perception would be anger. Whisper this is someone’s ear and others may take it as if you were plotting something. Say it in another language, and no one gets what you mean at all, if they don’t speak it… This is what we mean when we say that talking or saying something that’s clear in your head, many not mean that you have successfully communicated it across to your intended audience – thus what you say and how, where and why you said it – at times become barriers to communication.[1]

Perceptual Barrier

The moment you say something in a confrontational, sarcastic, angry or emotional tone, you have set up perceptual barriers to communication. The other person or people to whom you are trying to communicate your point get the message that you are disinterested in what you are saying and sort of turn a deaf ear. In effect, you are yelling your point across to person who might as well be deaf![2]

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The problem: When you have a tone that’s not particularly positive, a body language that denotes your own disinterest in the situation and let your own stereotypes and misgivings enter the conversation via the way you talk and gesture, the other person perceives what you saying an entirely different manner than say if you said the same while smiling and catching their gaze.

The solution: Start the conversation on a positive note, and don’t let what you think color your tone, gestures of body language. Maintain eye contact with your audience, and smile openly and wholeheartedly…

Attitudinal Barrier

Some people, if you would excuse the language, are simply badass and in general are unable to form relationships or even a common point of communication with others, due to their habit of thinking to highly or too lowly of them. They basically have an attitude problem – since they hold themselves in high esteem, they are unable to form genuine lines of communication with anyone. The same is true if they think too little of themselves as well.[3]

The problem: If anyone at work, or even in your family, tends to roam around with a superior air – anything they say is likely to be taken by you and the others with a pinch, or even a bag of salt. Simply because whenever they talk, the first thing to come out of it is their condescending attitude. And in case there’s someone with an inferiority complex, their incessant self-pity forms barriers to communication.

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The solution: Use simple words and an encouraging smile to communicate effectively – and stick to constructive criticism, and not criticism because you are a perfectionist. If you see someone doing a good job, let them know, and disregard the thought that you could have done it better. It’s their job so measure them by industry standards and not your own.

Language Barrier

This is perhaps the commonest and the most inadvertent of barriers to communication. Using big words, too much of technical jargon or even using just the wrong language at the incorrect or inopportune time can lead to a loss or misinterpretation of communication. It may have sounded right in your head and to your ears as well, but if sounded gobbledygook to the others, the purpose is lost.

The problem: Say you are trying to explain a process to the newbies and end up using every technical word and industry jargon that you knew – your communication has failed if the newbie understood zilch. You have to, without sounding patronizing, explain things to someone in the simplest language they understand instead of the most complex that you do.

The solution: Simplify things for the other person to understand you, and understand it well. Think about it this way: if you are trying to explain something scientific to a child, you tone it down to their thinking capacity, without “dumbing” anything down in the process.[4]

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Emotional Barrier

Sometimes, we hesitate in opening our mouths, for fear of putting our foot in it! Other times, our emotional state is so fragile that we keep it and our lips zipped tightly together lest we explode. This is the time that our emotions become barriers to communication.[5]

The problem: Say you had a fight at home and are on a slow boil, muttering, in your head, about the injustice of it all. At this time, you have to give someone a dressing down over their work performance. You are likely to transfer at least part of your angst to the conversation then, and talk about unfairness in general, leaving the other person stymied about what you actually meant!

The solution: Remove your emotions and feelings to a personal space, and talk to the other person as you normally would. Treat any phobias or fears that you have and nip them in the bud so that they don’t become a problem. And remember, no one is perfect.

Cultural Barrier

Sometimes, being in an ever-shrinking world means that inadvertently, rules can make cultures clash and cultural clashes can turn into barriers to communication. The idea is to make your point across without hurting anyone’s cultural or religious sentiments.

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The problem: There are so many ways culture clashes can happen during communication and with cultural clashes; it’s not always about ethnicity. A non-smoker may have problems with smokers taking breaks; an older boss may have issues with younger staff using the Internet too much.

The solution: Communicate only what is necessary to get the point across – and eave your personal sentiments or feelings out of it. Try to be accommodative of the other’s viewpoint, and in case you still need to work it out, do it one to one, to avoid making a spectacle of the other person’s beliefs.[6]

Gender Barrier

Finally, it’s about Men from Mars and Women from Venus. Sometimes, men don’t understand women and women don’t get men – and this gender gap throws barriers in communication. Women tend to take conflict to their graves, literally, while men can move on instantly. Women rely on intuition, men on logic – so inherently, gender becomes a big block in successful communication.[7]

The problem: A male boss may inadvertently rub his female subordinates the wrong way with anti-feminism innuendoes, or even have problems with women taking too many family leaves. Similarly, women sometimes let their emotions get the better of them, something a male audience can’t relate to.

The solution: Talk to people like people – don’t think or classify them into genders and then talk accordingly. Don’t make comments or innuendos that are gender biased – you don’t have to come across as an MCP or as a bra-burning feminist either. Keep gender out of it.

And remember, the key to successful communication is simply being open, making eye contact and smiling intermittently. The battle is usually half won when you say what you mean in simple, straightforward words and keep your emotions out of it.

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