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Posts relating to Psychology:

Tobias
2015 14 53

Idea: Inner Demons

Posted by A Tobias 1 year ago
I like Pokemon, and I like personal development. I've recently been brainstorming ideas for an app - not really a game - which is sort of a combination of these two. Perhaps it'd be called something like "Inner Demons" or "Mind Tamer" or "Emotimon" or some better title I've yet to come up with, and it'd be a way of visualising and cultivating our inner worlds in terms of traits, fears, aspirations, strengths, and personal connections, represented as animal-like creatures that you feed whenever you engage a part of yourself, and in feeding them, they grow and evolve to represent your own personal growth and evolution.
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Tobias
2936 62 65

Fears and Faltering

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
I've done little work recently, as my mind's still stuck in a state of wandering wondering about worries, loneliness and my uncertain path into the future, though I feel I'm taking steps towards getting out of this mental quagmire. I've been playing a game for inspiration. I held a human brain, which was one of my biggest fears and which turned out to be a positive experience. I drew some comedians!!
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2608 26 66

Rejecting it for what it's not

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
Though the ∞ Android release of Taming Dreams ∞ hasn't got much exposure just yet (because I haven't actively promoted it), I was really happy to see that what few ratings and reviews it had were highly positive! Almost everyone gave it five stars, leaving it with an extremely high average that I hoped might allow it to be successful one day. It wasn't long, though, before the 1-star ∞ "it's different so it sucks!" ∞ reviews began. These bother me, since I really wish there was something that I could do or say to encourage such people to enjoy the game for what it is rather than shooting it down for what it's not.
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Tobias
2181 18 110

The end of the beginning

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
I've not updated this site in ages, and I've not released Taming Dreams either! I'd like to talk about the personal reasons for these things here, then I'll probably write another post later about the more technical aspects of what I plan to do with Taming Dreams (I've certainly not abandoned it; I've simply been very distracted). Also, here's a self-portrait that I painted the other day.
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Tobias
2431 33 64

Self-Monitoring

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
This has nothing to do with games development, but there's this rather fascinating concept in psychology called 'self-monitoring'... Here's a quick quiz that I found about it!
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Tobias
2372 19 112

How I'm Doing

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
The comments on the previous post made me aware that I've not actually ~talked about my feelings~ in a while, so I've not made it clear how I'm doing on a personal level. It's not that I'm trying to hide anything or put on a brave face; I simply haven't had the time! I'm working absurdly long hours at the moment in a rush to finish episode 3 - essentially from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep - and when I'm not working, I just want to rest and relax, which doesn't involve typing things. I'll probably cover quite a lot of things here, though!
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Tobias
1592 1 120

Personal Ramblings

Posted by A Tobias 3 years ago
Firstly, MARDEK's nearing completion now, though I'll write about that in more detail tomorrow, or whenever. Last week, I wrote about a class that I'd started attending, and the second week of that is over now, so I'd like to write out some thoughts about it...
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Tobias
997 0 134

Snip!

Posted by A Tobias 3 years ago
It seems that the key to happiness isn't to think bubbly thoughts about puppies and rainbows and smiles; it's to stop negative trains of thought dead in their tracks before you get run down by them. An absence of tormenting thoughts - or even just the minor grumbles and quibbles that surely plague the thoughts of even relatively well-adjusted people every day - leads to a sort of peace that allows you to better focus on whatever it is you need or want to do at any given moment. It's useful, I think, to use a 'command word' to help stop negative thoughts...
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The Folly of Fault-Finding

Posted by A Tobias 3 years ago
It's impossible to feel happy with something if you're too busy trying to improve it. There are certain types of people who live in troubleshooting mode, constantly pointing out faults and flaws with everything that they see, imagining something better than what is... They tend to see this outlook as noble; they're helping others, after all! Or perhaps they feel so bad about themselves - because they're not spared from their critical eye! - that pointing out that others are broken like they are is the only way they can feel better about themselves... Such a critical nature causes nothing but problems, though, for anyone unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end of it for prolonged periods, and especially for the critic themselves. I know that this is the case because I've been one of these critics myself... Or rather, I still am, and it's not easy shedding that manner of thinking.
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863 0 117

You Are What You Do

Posted by A Tobias 3 years ago
This is an immediate follow-up to the previous post; I considered deleting that one, but perhaps being able to view a train of thought might be interesting to people. Anyway, I've been reading about things like the psychology of trolling and such, in order to understand why people act the way they do, and I've found some interesting things... which don't necessarily agree with each other, at least at first glance. I'm curious to understand as best I can, and to change myself if at all possible so then I might lead a more positive life, so I'm basically just going to ramble on about what I've found and my thoughts and, well, maybe it'll be interesting to someone, somewhere.
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