07-25-2013, 09:56 AM
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  • mantic59
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I have an opportunity to interview a psychiatrist who specializes in the psychology of grooming. Ask your question here and I'll pass it on! Examples might be "Why do guys enjoy the ritual of shaving?" or "Are men with beards hiding something?" Answers will be on Sharpologist sometime in the future.

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 07-25-2013, 10:09 AM
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In today's society, can one associate certain patterns of facial grooming with certain personality types or is there no correlation i.e. clean shaven vs goatee vs full beard,etc.

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 07-25-2013, 11:57 AM
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Show pictures of different shapes made of shaving cream and ask him what he sees?Tongue

I think you should ask why wetshavers are so obsessed by scent?

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 07-25-2013, 12:13 PM
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Are AD's (acquisition disorders) indicative of some type of psychological disorder or condition?

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 07-25-2013, 12:20 PM
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(07-25-2013, 12:13 PM)clk Wrote: Are AD's (acquisition disorders) indicative of some type of psychological disorder or condition?

Haha, I think this is the question that most needs to be answered.

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 07-25-2013, 12:31 PM
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By definition, though, acquisition disorder is a condition so to speak. The real question ... is it really a disorder, or merely a trait that some possess?!

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 07-25-2013, 12:40 PM
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Does facial hair really play a role in determining ones socioeconomic position? IE, more money for same job being clean shaven vs a beard? Having to work harder to see the same results just because of facial hair or the lack thereof?

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 07-25-2013, 12:47 PM
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I'm not trying to be rude, but as a retired doctor who trained for an extra year in psychiatry, I'm skeptical that any psychiatrist knows much about the psychology of anything, including grooming. Psychiatrists are M.D.s who primarily train in medical management - i.e. use of drugs - to control disorders. They actually receive relatively little training in psychology of any kind. A psychologist, on the other hand, usually has a Ph.D. and has had much more education in psychology, both normal and abnormal. Nearly all academic studies of behaviors such as those associated with grooming are done by psychologists.

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 07-25-2013, 01:23 PM
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“There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it or reject it. We haven't reached that "Time" yet!

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 07-25-2013, 01:26 PM
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(07-25-2013, 12:47 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I'm not trying to be rude, but as a retired doctor who trained for an extra year in psychiatry, I'm skeptical that any psychiatrist knows much about the psychology of anything, including grooming. Psychiatrists are M.D.s who primarily train in medical management - i.e. use of drugs - to control disorders. They actually receive relatively little training in psychology of any kind. A psychologist, on the other hand, usually has a Ph.D. and has had much more education in psychology, both normal and abnormal. Nearly all academic studies of behaviors such as those associated with grooming are done by psychologists.

I'd have to agree John. Why on earth would a Psychiatrist specialize in grooming. Where would the $ be? JMHO

eta: I don't think anyone is going to cure any of us anyway. Biggrin

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 07-25-2013, 01:58 PM
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(07-25-2013, 12:13 PM)clk Wrote: Are AD's (acquisition disorders) indicative of some type of psychological disorder or condition?

Ditto

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 07-25-2013, 02:34 PM
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well, isn't Phil a psychologist/enabler/"fullfilment-specialist" who caters to such
afflictions ? Biggrin

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 07-25-2013, 02:49 PM
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If any Doctor knew about our R.A.D...B.A.D. and other purchasing excesses we have ...we would all be committed to an institution with bars on the windows and heavy use of medications....so shut the hell up about this hobby or we could all be in BIG Trouble...I mean BIG Trouble.....just a warning...be smart...keep this very quiet and tell NO ONE!!!!!!AngryAngryAngry

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 07-25-2013, 05:49 PM
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Maybe we should all band together and start a reality shaving TV show. The income could help us pay for our goodies.

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 07-25-2013, 08:42 PM
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(07-25-2013, 10:09 AM)Agravic Wrote: In today's society, can one associate certain patterns of facial grooming with certain personality types or is there no correlation i.e. clean shaven vs goatee vs full beard,etc.

Isn't that kind of like Phrenology? Biggrin

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 07-25-2013, 08:45 PM
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(07-25-2013, 08:42 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(07-25-2013, 10:09 AM)Agravic Wrote: In today's society, can one associate certain patterns of facial grooming with certain personality types or is there no correlation i.e. clean shaven vs goatee vs full beard,etc.

Isn't that kind of like Phrenology? Biggrin

Yes, in a sense I guess it is! ... an analytical method based on the belief that certain mental faculties and character traits are indicated by the configurations of facial hair, or lack thereof. Biggrin

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 07-25-2013, 09:01 PM
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(07-25-2013, 05:49 PM)Johnny Wrote: Maybe we should all band together and start a reality shaving TV show. The income could help us pay for our goodies.

Do you think we would have enough interesting characters for the show, Johnny?!Biggrin

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 07-26-2013, 06:29 AM
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(07-25-2013, 09:01 PM)celestino Wrote:
(07-25-2013, 05:49 PM)Johnny Wrote: Maybe we should all band together and start a reality shaving TV show. The income could help us pay for our goodies.

Do you think we would have enough interesting characters for the show, Johnny?!Biggrin

From what I have seen of Reality TV, we don't need interesting characters...we need complete train wrecks. Cool

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 07-26-2013, 06:37 AM
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(07-26-2013, 06:29 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(07-25-2013, 09:01 PM)celestino Wrote:
(07-25-2013, 05:49 PM)Johnny Wrote: Maybe we should all band together and start a reality shaving TV show. The income could help us pay for our goodies.

Do you think we would have enough interesting characters for the show, Johnny?!Biggrin

From what I have seen of Reality TV, we don't need interesting characters...we need complete train wrecks. Cool

"Who used up all the soft water?"
"Taborcarn stole my Personna '74 blades. I want him kicked out of the shave house!"

Biggrin

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 07-26-2013, 07:51 AM
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* Phil, i guess you could just take away all of our shaving gear and replace it with carts/electric razors and canned goo and we would surely head in that direction!Biggrin

* John, you could be the writer for the TV show!Biggrin

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