Love is a very complicated thing, and it’s hard to tell you exactly who you should fall in love with. Everyone’s different, and different people find different traits attractive. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say. But the one type of student who will appeal to pretty much everyone when it comes to romantic relationships are psych majors. You just can’t go wrong. They are the types who will know when you want to be left alone. In contrast, they’ll also be the first people to spark up an extremely interesting conversation. They can be some of the most understanding and trustworthy people on Earth. Here are some reasons you should be falling in love with a psych major ASAP.
1. They Know Themselves
One thing that’s sure about psych majors is that they really know themselves. All of their coursework and lectures force them to take an introspective look into their own minds. Because the first step to understanding how other people’s minds work is understanding how your own mind works. What this means for relationships is that psych majors won’t try to be something they’re not. They will be fully aware of what they want from a relationship, what they don’t want, and their limitations. This is in stark contrast to someone who might not have taken a look at themselves, and the danger of falling in love with someone like this is that these people might have personality crises down the line. Psych majors have dealt with these things a long time ago.
2. They Can Give Great Advice
Psych majors are trained to understand the human mind. They have also studied many examples of the obstacles faced by patients, and how they managed to overcome them. What this means for relationships and love is that they will be able to give you some of the best advice ever. This is even more of the case when you decide to date Psych majors that are going into the fields of Psychiatry and psychotherapy. They’re training to talk to people and suggest things that might help them with their lives. In addition, psych majors are great listeners. And this a key part of a great relationship. Just a disclaimer though – this doesn’t mean that psych majors will be constantly psych-analyzing you… Well hopefully not, anyway…
3. They Understand What You’re Going Through
Psych majors are also some of the most understanding people on earth. Because of their studies, they know exactly how you are feeling, and what it’s like to go through what you’re going through. They have been well-versed in not only examples of patients going through psychological struggles, but also the symptoms of these struggles. What this means is that in a relationship, psych majors will understand what you’re going through without you even having to say anything. No, this isn’t because they can read your mind – They’re just well trained in the art of psychology. Communication is key in relationships, and it’s easy to fall in love with someone who “gets you,” even if you only use a few words to explain, or better yet, no words at all.
4. They Genuinely Care About People
A lot of people will say that people become psych majors because “it’s easy.” But this just isn’t the case. First of all, psychology isn’t even an easy subject! There’s tons of math and science associated with it, and it’s reputation as one of the less difficult subjects is totally unfair. Second of all, that’s not the reason people become psych majors. They decide to go into psychology because they genuinely want to help people! They want to aid in eliminating what can often be much more crippling than a physical injury – psychological illnesses and struggles. These are very benevolent human beings. And such people make excellent candidates to fall in love with. If they care about people they hardly know, chances are they are going to care deeply about you as well.
5. They Can Adapt
When people see on people’s resumes that they have a psychology degree, or that they majored in psychology, they automatically know that they can adapt to a variety of situations. This is why a psychology degree is so useful, not just in jobs that demand psychology training, but other jobs such as business and management positions. What this means in relationships is that they will be ready, willing and able to handle new situations. These aren’t people that are content with being “stuck in their ways.” Not only can they adapt to changes in your life, but they will also be constantly changing themselves. This is just one reason why psych majors are very interesting people. The reason psych majors are so good at adapting to change is because they’re trained to adapt to each person they treat. And we all know that everyone has a different brain and a different way of thinking.
6. They Can Manage High Stress Situations
Another benefit of being a psych major is the ability to handle high stress situations. The applications for this skill are endless. This is yet another reason why psych majors are sought out when it comes to positions of all types, not just those directly associated with psychology. And it should also make psych majors people you seek out when it comes to falling in love. When the going gets tough, chances are psych majors will maintain a cool and composed exterior while dealing with the problem in a controlled and methodical way. And that’s someone you really want on your side, preferably in a romantic way. The reason psych majors are so good at dealing with stress is simple. The kind of things they deal with (and study) are often quite stressful. Issues like suicide, depression, repressed memories, are all par for the course for psych majors.
7. They Keep Secrets
Another great thing about psych majors that should make you very interested in dating and possibly falling in love with them is the fact that they are great at keeping secrets. This is because they are actually trained to do this as part of their career. While certain people like therapists swear no oaths, psychiatrists take the same Hippocratic oath as other physicians during medical school, before they go on to specialize in psychiatry. But even therapists place enormous emphasis on confidentiality, and would never disclose information on their patients. While they don’t have the same obligations when it comes to their relationships, they do still have the importance of keeping secrets “drilled into them” as it were. In comparison to other people, you are much safer trusting your secrets with psych majors. And in relationships, this is very important. When you fall in love with someone, you need to be able to trust them. And this is one example of why you can trust psych majors.
8. They’ll Never Judge You
Psych majors are also trained to remain non-judgmental in the course of their studies, and later their patients. This is actually part of a well known doctrine that psych majors study frequently called Client-Centered Therapy. This was a practice developed by Carl Rogers in the mid 20th century, and it focused on a “non-judgmental” appraoch. Basically, psych majors are encouraged not to judge their patients, even when they are talking about disturbing things such as cheating on their spouses or the desire to hurt people. This is a very scientific approach, but it also fosters a deeper analysis of people, and an ability to put oneself in another’s shoes. This is not only crucial in the world of psychology, but also within relationships. Falling in love with a psych major is easy, because they’re some of the least judgmental people on earth.
9. Financial Stability
Another reason to fall in love with psych majors is because of the stability they offer. It’s no secret that people who go on to work in the field of psychology often make a great income. While that in itself is not enough of a reason to fall in love with someone, it helps with knowing that in the future, your relationship will be stable financially. This is really important if you want to have kids or buy property, especially in today’s world of economic strife and financial stability. There will always be a demand for psych majors, because sadly people are suffering from psychological issues more and more every day.
10. High Intelligence
If you’re the type of person who is attracted to people with high intelligence, then you just might end up falling in love with a psych major. As previously mentioned, psychology is not an easy subject, despite what a lot of people think. There is so much deep thought that goes into this subject, and it often forces psych majors to think outside of the box in ways they might never have considered in the past. A lot of people will tell you that psych majors are capable of having some of the most interesting discussions you will ever hear. It’s easy to fall in love with someone who is both intelligent and interesting, and psych majors typically tick off box those boxes every time.
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