7 Reasons Why Bruce Jenner Remains A Hero

Bruce Jenner was once hailed a star Olympic Athlete is now dramatically transforming in front of our eyes into a woman.

 

1. He has very effectively commented on the internal conflict he has experienced most of this life.  His presentation of himself brings out the psychological issues related to being a woman trapped in a man’s body.

 

2. He deserves a great deal of credit for coming forward.  His story highlights the conflicts, issues, and feelings many have about who they are and where they are going in life with their person traits and characteristics.
3. Jenner emphasizes a personal conflict that is longstanding, lifelong.  Some individuals are not able to effectively look at themselves and they use denial and repression to deal with their true feelings.
4. His story brings out the fact that being human is complex and it is important to be open minded, sensitive, and thoughtful in looking at anyone else. The personal internal conflicts, turmoil, and feelings some one else possesses is often not explained by simple minded thinking.
5. As a clinical/political psychologist I often say we all have different sides to our personality and  all of us have sides that need a lot of work and attention.  Not all sides of anyone’s personality are positive.  Jenner emphasizes how serious and overwhelming certain sides of one’s personality can actually be and the magnitude of it all.
6. Hopefully the Jenner story will have more people think differently about gender and personality/psychological issues.   Shallow minded thinking will not work in better understanding all of the issues we experience.
7. Jenner being a conservative is all together another issue.  It relates to why people will identify, support, and vote for individuals who essentially despise them.  It is an example of ideology trumping common sense or what might be rational thought.   People on the extreme right say things every day about how despicable gays are and that they threaten traditional values.   What some on the right think about Jenner is probably to harsh to actually describe, yet he is willing to support them because of his own ideological thought process.  In my view as a political/clinical psychologist it is an example of an actual Thought Disorder.
By Dr. Bart Rossi
Written By
More from Contributor

The Pursuit of Happiness

This piece is far from related to the record from Kid Cudi...
Read More

27 Comments

  • 逐個睇!候選影后拍攝花絮 Marie Claire (HK) Edition 第三十五屆香港電影金像獎的最佳女主角候選人有湯唯(三城記)、楊千嬅(五個小孩的校長)、張艾嘉(華麗上班族)、林嘉欣(暗色天堂),以及春夏(踏血尋梅)。 當中四人在今屆特刊的造型照就已經釋出,大家齊齊

  • 來自瑞士的Teosyal®透明質酸,是由世界第三大以透明質酸為基礎的TEOXANE藥廠研發。Teosyal ®Redensity II® 是專門為眼部肌膚而設計的透明質酸。屬於半鏈結透明質酸的Redensity II® ,輕微吸濕力可減少水腫。 半鏈結透明質酸的柔軟度較高,於注射之後不會產主粒狀問題。可撫平中度皺紋,主要用於淚溝、額紋、手部填充、木偶紋、豐唇、耳珠、太陽穴、人中、面頰填充、虎紋

  • I believe this is one of the so much vital information for me. And i’m happy reading your article. However want to statement on few general issues, The website taste is perfect, the articles is in reality excellent : D. Good job, cheers

  • Wonderful items from you, man. I’ve have in mind your stuff previous to and you’re just too fantastic. I actually like what you’ve acquired here, really like what you are stating and the way in which you are saying it. You make it enjoyable and you continue to take care of to keep it sensible. I cant wait to learn much more from you. That is really a tremendous web site.

  • Hello. I have checked your socialmagazine.us and i see you’ve got
    some duplicate content so probably it is the reason that you don’t rank hi in google.
    But you can fix this issue fast. There is a tool that generates content like human, just
    search in google: miftolo’s tools

  • Hi there, I found your site via Google while searching for a related topic, your web site came up, it looks great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

  • I have been exploring for a bit for any high-quality articles or blog posts on this kind of space . Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this website. Reading this information So i’m glad to exhibit that I’ve an incredibly excellent uncanny feeling I found out just what I needed. I such a lot unquestionably will make certain to don’t forget this site and give it a glance regularly.

  • Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and help others like you helped me.

  • Hello I am so grateful I found your website, I really found you by accident, while I was looking on Yahoo for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say thanks for a remarkable post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to go through it all at the minute but I have book-marked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the awesome job.

  • Nice read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he just bought me lunch as I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!

  • Hello, Neat post. There’s an issue with your site in web explorer, may check this… IE nonetheless is the market leader and a big portion of folks will miss your fantastic writing because of this problem.

  • Whats up very nice website!! Man .. Excellent .. Superb .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…I’m glad to seek out numerous helpful info here within the submit, we’d like develop more techniques on this regard, thank you for sharing. . . . . .

  • In this great design of things you actually secure a B- just for effort. Where you misplaced everybody was first on your facts. As people say, the devil is in the details… And it could not be more correct right here. Having said that, allow me reveal to you exactly what did deliver the results. The text is actually rather convincing and this is most likely why I am taking an effort to comment. I do not really make it a regular habit of doing that. Second, despite the fact that I can easily see the jumps in logic you make, I am definitely not certain of how you seem to connect your ideas that help to make the actual conclusion. For now I shall yield to your position but hope in the future you link the dots better.

  • There are some attention-grabbing points in time in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them middle to heart. There may be some validity but I will take hold opinion till I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we would like extra! Added to FeedBurner as effectively

  • Greetings I am so thrilled I found your web site, I really found you by error, while I was browsing on Digg for something else, Anyways I am here now and would just like to say thanks for a tremendous post and a all round interesting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read it all at the moment but I have saved it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the awesome work.

  • Hello There. I discovered your blog the use of msn. That is an extremely neatly written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and return to learn extra of your useful info. Thanks for the post. I will certainly comeback.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.