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The Dark Side of Your Emotional Needs – Status: Podcast 110

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This podcast is the narrated version of my article The Dark Side of Your Emotional Needs – Status.

Wanting to be recognized can easily morph from a need to a demanding, all-consuming greed. So why is the drive for status so strong?

In this episode I talk about:

  • The universal need for recognition and control
  • Where the drive for status can lead
  • “I don’t know who I’m supposed to be!”
  • The potential effects of a dramatic increase in status
  • Lessons from the Stanford Prison Experiment
  • The status of victimhood
  • Why notoriety is a form of high status
  • What happens when status becomes more important than substance
  • Why tyrannies don’t like humour.

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About Mark Tyrrell

Psychology is my passion. I've been a psychotherapist trainer since 1998, specializing in brief, solution focused approaches. I now teach practitioners all over the world via our online courses.

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