Psychology Personal Statement
My goal isn't to convince you that I am more special than the rest of the applicants. Aren't we all too unique to be compared? I am asking youto think of this letter as a diary, where I reveal my naked soul.
This is the only way I can describe my wish to study psychology. I believe that psychology is my true vocation and I feel that it has been calling me for a long time now. It must have started when as a child I was trying to emotionally support my mother after she divorced my father, whose decision to leave us was a mystery I wanted to understand.
As a teenager, I was faced to even more questions that were related to behaviour and attitude of my peers, the influence school has on a development of a personality, and the causes of bullying.
My desire to find all the answers eventually got only stronger, I began paying attention to the smallest details and consuming all the possible information, which, combined with my intention to help others and experience I gained while facing the emotional suffering some of my relatives went through, made me develop the ambition to study psychology.
My interest in psychology partially influenced my choice of hobbies, too. Having 7 years' experience in photography and making a living from it, I can say that some aspects of psychology and photography are related. I believe that portraits of people can show the raw side of them, and so can psychology.
In addition, knowing the basics of psychology helps me to make my customers bare their souls and feel comfortable during photoshoots, which leads to excellent results.
My other passion that I find related to psychology - theatre. 3 years spent volunteering in Kaunas National Drama Theatre gave me a lot of experience in customer service and let me enjoy the hypnotising and mysterious plays, which made me aware of the most serious society's problems and taught me how to easily understand different personalities.
The study of the soul - this is the meaning of the word psychology, and the reason why I am fascinated by this subject. I've always been interested in more than just a physical body.
I don't deny the importance of materiality, however a chance to understand the world of the mind, emotions and feelings amazes me deeply.After reading "Many Lives, Many Masters" by Dr. Brian Weiss, I've been filling my bookshelves with psychological books.
The literature that introduced me to psychoanalysis (e.g. E. Roudinesco's "Why psychoanalysis?", Freud's "Introductory lectures on Psychoanalysis" and my already mentioned book of B. Weiss) caught my attention the most, as this type of therapy gives an understanding of both conscious and unconscious mind.
After the research I've done, I realised that Psychology studies in United Kingdom are more developed and contains more practise and information on different areas of psychology than in Lithuania.Studying in Great Britain would let me broaden my knowledge on parapsychology and psychoanalysis, too.
I aim to join The Koestler Parapsychology Unit in Edinburgh or take a postgraduate course related to parapsychology at Goldsmith, Queen Margaret or Greenwich University. Also, I have an ambition to get a training in psychoanalysis at Essex University Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies or Goldsmith university.
I've been living in London for 6 months now and know that UK is where I want to settle.
As a current employee of Apostrophe Restaurants I've built strong relationships with my colleagues as well as some of our customers and learnt how to deal with difficulties and be completely self-dependent.
As a future student, I can't wait to use my willingness to question everything, receive as much information as possible, and study ideas that other people may be skeptic about.
Also, have you ever felt those pleasant shivers and excitement before a date with your loved one or traveling to the most beautiful part of the world you have always dreamed of visiting? This is exactly how I feel about becoming a psychology student.
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My goal isn't to convince you that I am more special than the rest of
the applicants. Aren't we all too unique to be compared? I am asking you
to think of this letter as a diary, where I reveal my naked soul. This
is the only way I can describe my wish to study psychology...
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