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Why does having ESP make psychologists consider you mentally ill?

I did an on-line psychology test and because I ticked the box that asked if I thought I had ESP (Extra Sensory Perception) the results said that I am mentally ill.
This means that if you have seen an Angel or a spirit from another dimension, or have had de-ja -vu or a dream come true, or never got on a plane because you sensed something was going to happen to that flight – and it did – this makes you mentally ill?
I guess that makes Jesus and every saint mentally ill too then, so does that mean that all psychologists do not believe in God?
I mean if a psychologist prays to God they are talking to a entity from another dimension -and that would class them as mentally ill.
Please can someone shed light on this out of date thinking please???
LOL so anyone who belives in God is insane and only atheists are sane? LOL
But how can you say that knowing something is about to happen makes you insane? I once had a dream that told me not to go somewhere and I listened to it and did not get killed like everyone else – so that makes me insane to use my ESP does it? No it would be insane to ignore the fact that your soul is not limited to time and can travel . Please can a psychologist answer this question instead of atheists.
I have seen a golden winged being at a time when I did not believe they existed but needed help. I would have answered like you lot before that time. Now I am convinced there are other dimensions, this does not make me crazy, Stephen Hawking believes in other dimensions, some people call them Angels, I do not know what it was but I am convinced it was real and until you see something from another dimension yourself you will not believe they exist. ESP is using part f the brain that we all have, it is a muscle that most people don’t use, it is science and the FBI use psychics all the time so it is out of date thinking to deny another existence or time. Thanks for the responses though.
Just to add – a dream that warns you of something is different from normal dreams, it is very vivid and often repeats every night, it is not symbolic, it is an actual event you see, it is often hard to tell where or when it is going to happen but when you see the place you know what is going to happen next, you have a choice, this is not coincidence. I do believe that one day science will prove these things as part of our brain, animals have ESP too. Oh well, looks like psychologists have to be atheists and closed minded too.
Since seeing a golden being and haveing ESP dreams have saved my life twice and saved three other peoples lives I don’t think I will get help for my insanity, it would be insane to…LOL Goodnight.

14 COMMENTS

  1. People who believe they have ESP are essentially fruit loops.
    Next time you see an Angel keep it to yourself.
    Cos yo so craaaiiiizzzy.

  2. It’s to do with you being delusional about having magic powers, that tends to make people a little sceptical. I believe you though, can you fly as well? I better not say too much as you probably know everything I would have said anyway, good luck with it.
    I’d just like to add on the real: no one is doubting intuition, gut feeling, and I am certainly not doubting God. What I do doubt is a consistent ability to tell me what will happen tomorrow, or what I am thinking, and telekenisis, well if they can I’ve never seen em.

  3. I an especially sensitive for example,i know who is calling before i answer the phone,i have had vivid dreams which have came true such as a major air disaster the night before it happened.Psychologists are trained to deal with “normal”thoughts and to deduce problems and why we think like we do.Totally different scenario from being “gifted” and nuts lol.P.S….i am 100% sane,just a little different……..

  4. No mentally sound person has ‘seen’ God! God is something that people have ‘faith’ in. Just because they can’t see him doesn’t mean he doesn’t exist! (I’m an atheist but I’m making a point) They believe in a higher being without actually having or needing proof that he exists!
    So believing that you have actually seen an Angel or a Spirit is different as you actually believe they are real (alive and in your living room) and hence in terms of psychology that would make you delusional as every sound person knows that Angels and Spirits do not exist! (Even if you believe you have a guardian angel watching over you! People do not claim to have ‘seen’ them! They instead have faith that they are there watching over them).
    There’s an old saying that goes something like this! Your completely sane if you talk to god! However, its when god starts talking back to you that you need to be concerned! So yes you can talk to god and believe he is listening however no body who is sane will claim that he is standing infront of them talking back!
    There’s a difference this is not out of date thinking. It’s common sense!
    If you believe that angels and spirits are talking to you and visiting you then yes you probably do have some form of delusion and should seek medical help!
    Good Luck!

  5. Based on what you’ve said, I am inclined to think you are deluded but you don’t care what I think so why do you care what some crappy on-line test said.
    There is a difference between what you believe you have seen and what is objectively real.
    A competent, qualified psychologist will not have told you that you are mentally ill on the strength of some on-line questionnaire so you can be confident the site was rubbish.
    As for myself, I WOULD be distrustful of a psychologist who claimed to believe in one or more gods.

  6. Spirits and psychic powers and gods do not exist.
    I’d have to think most psychologists are educated enough about the human mind to understand why people believe in gods, how religious thought process revolves around irrational thinking and not logic or truth, and realize there are no actual gods or angels or demons out there.
    Psychologists would realize that gods and angels and demons are a product of the imagination. They do not exist in reality. They are archetypal forces of the human mind.
    If Jesus actually existed, or if all the saints actually existed, then they were definitely either uneducated or not sane. More likely though, most of the stories about them are mythological in nature. Many saint stories came from taking ancient god myths of a particular culture and finding a Christian symbol to put over them so that the Catholic Church could convert these other cultures and the Romans could rule effectively over diverse groups by the social control of one religion. Their stories are extreme because they are not literal but are symbolic.
    Deja Vu is also not what you think it is- it’s just recognizing cues of things in the past that preceded something you expect in the future. There is no psychic power involved at all. And not getting on a flight because you sensed something was going to happen also does not come from an ability to predict the future.
    I wouldn’t say it makes you mentally ill if you believe you have ESP or believe in gods or angels or the power of your intuition or Deja Vu. It just means you’re not very educated and are superstitious.
    Believing in gods and angels and demons and psychic powers is out of date thinking. It’s one of the things we are holding onto from our primative past.

    LOL so anyone who belives in God is insane and only atheists are sane? LOL”
    God belief is irrational.
    “But how can you say that knowing something is about to happen makes you insane? I once had a dream that told me not to go somewhere and I listened to it and did not get killed like everyone else – so that makes me insane to use my ESP does it?”
    It makes you irrational. Your dream didn’t warn you. You experienced a coincidence, and because of selective attention, you gave the coincidence supernatural meaning even though there was none. Any time you dreamt something and it didn’t happen, you forgot. That’s how selective attention works. Anybody who took a single psychology class could explain this to you.
    “No it would be insane to ignore the fact that your soul is not limited to time and can travel . Please can a psychologist answer this question instead of atheists.”
    There is no such thing as a soul. And most psychologists are atheists, considering the feild of psychology explains away religious belief quite fully. You’d have to be a pretty brainwashed person to be both a psychologist and religious. And I have completed college with a psychology degree.
    Most psychologists would allow you to keep your religious delusions though if they don’t feel they are hindering your ability to interact with everyday life. They typically only consider something a mental disorder if it hinders your ability to do so. But religious beliefs are delusions none the less. I’m not your therapist so I can give you the truth instead of what you want to hear. A typical psychologist would probably allow you to keep your fantasy even though it is not real because their job is to get you able to cope with life, and not to give you the truth.

    “ESP is using part f the brain that we all have, it is a muscle that most people don’t use, it is science and the FBI use psychics all the time so it is out of date thinking to deny another existence or time. Thanks for the responses though.”
    That’s a complete lie.
    And the fact that you are seeing things that are not there is not healthy. Perhaps you have the onset of schizophrenia? You might want to see a doctor if it persists.

    “this is not coincidence.”
    Sorry but it is coincidence and selective attention. What you described is well understood by psychology.
    ” I do believe that one day science will prove these things as part of our brain, animals have ESP too. Oh well, looks like psychologists have to be atheists and closed minded too.”
    Psychology has studied ESP claims in many studies and has not found it to be real. Sorry, it’s just not real. And you’re the closed minded one because you are the one who will not accept reality because you just don’t want to hear it. You cling to fantasy because it is comforting to you and makes you feel special.
    “Since seeing a golden being and haveing ESP dreams have saved my life twice and saved three other peoples lives I don’t think I will get help for my insanity, it would be insane to…LOL Goodnight.

    Have fun living in fantasy land.

    wow, a psychology professor that believes in god? That’s just silly of you. You should be ashamed of yourself. Falling victim to forces we understand scientifically is just silly, though of course I did say that some very brainwashed people could be both believers and psychologists. Still, it’s almost like a medical doctor becoming a Christian Scientist. Makes no sense.

  7. ESP is a personal trait, some of us have its a mystery why i have it i dont really want it i dont want a warning of horrors to come because there is nothing you can do to aviod them i mean the lucid dreams, i hate them.

  8. Psychology is a science. Explanations exist for all of the symptoms you listed (see the lengthy, rather rude answer above).
    That being said, science cannot answer every question people have, as much as it wishes it could. Especially in the area of psychology (as it is a very young field), there are a plethora of questions whose solutions are not evident.
    An online survey is not accurate at diagnosing you. Don’t sweat it.

  9. I don’t think you’re insane – although never really having had an out-of-this-world experience myself, I think those here whose minds aren’t open enough to this kind of thing, have in essence lost hope in something bigger and better than themselves.

  10. It seems that people who are afraid of the possibility that there might be any other truth than what they can wrap their minds around are unnecessarily hostile when trying to squelch any other point of view, whenever the subject is brought up. (See rambling answer above for a great example.) Why is that? Scientists, while trying to persuade people to disbelieve in God, have (maybe unwittingly, maybe not) attracted a cult-like following of their own. I guess people have to have faith in SOMEthing, whether they want to believe it or not, and if they’re made to feel ridiculous and uneducated for believing in God, or in something that cannot be discerned with the senses, “the church of science” will be there to pick them up and make them its own worshipers. They say it’s delusional to believe in something that you cannot see, but I think it’s just as delusional to believe that you be positive about the non-existence of anything that cannot be seen.

  11. It’s really, really sad how most psychologists are atheists…I never felt comfortable around them. They mock religion, and though they won’t say it openly, they find religious people beneath them…it’s sickening, almost…

  12. I know a deeply spiritual person who is married to a psychologist. I don’t know the psychologist in person but I have often wondered if it would cause arguments between them?

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