Emotional life of intimacy.

Emotional life of intimacy.

Emotional life of intimacy; explained through relational turbulence and transference.

To assert about intimacy within a dyadic association is the degree of emotional and physical obligation, the dyads are entitled to,it is experienced through varied elements and is expressed in myriad languages and the far reach of intimacy is beyond humans’ comprehension. It is inextricably blended within deeper human evaluation of the self.Experiencing intimacy transcends the emotional and physical dimensions of human percepts’. Addressing intimacy within a relation is more of an interactional subject, and is vulnerable to reciprocality.

“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”

Numerous longitudinal studies have been formulated to put forth the various constructs , which contribute to a coherent environment within the relationship, but, uncertainty is at the root of human behavior, thereby,every relationship undergoes transition in its lifespan. Transitions’ are of crucial value in explaining the emotional life of intimacy, understanding the dynamics underlying this concept draws a mitigating emphasis on pleasure and pursuit involved in chasing intimacy.Certain assertions are developed which demonstrate the emotional framework of intimacy,disparate accounts of intimacy have been considered to propose this subject which can be employed to exercise the length and breath of an intimate relation.

The essential constraints to be integrated for an intriguing engagement of intimacy between the dyads are the relational turbulence and the transference.Transition is an inevitable constituent of relation development, it indicates the trajectory of the relationship.

Relational Turbulence.


Indispensable  amount of research is put forth into this subject to talk about relational turbulence and the factors which determine the state of the relation and the factors which deteriorate the state of the relation. The salient  factors which  contribute to  transition  in a relation  are relational uncertainty and partner inference, the interplay of relational uncertainty and partner inference between the dyads explain the state of the relation.

“The relational turbulence model is a perspective on communication in personal relationships that highlights how relationship transitions polarize emotions and cognitive appraisals and disrupt the exchange of messages between partners.”



From Freud’s “Observations on transference love ” to Mann’s “transference and countertransference” numerous implications of transference has been made which portray the setbacks of intimacy in a relation.

Thereby, it can argued about the emotional life of intimacy, weighing in the relation turbulence and transference as,that several factors impinge the experience of intimacy but considering certain psychological phenomenons we can direct the trajectory of intimacy to a safe shore.

Circumstances which cultivate (foster) emotional life of intimacy:

  • Latent guided hopes.
  • To exercise objectivity.
  • Reciprocating the sense of intimacy.
  • Not to consider transference as rejection.
  • The ability to integrate polarities within the dyads.
  • Freeing ourselves from prejudices which predisposes views.
  • Letting go the indiscriminate hold of the past onto the present experience.


Orchestrating Creativity: Implications Of Priming.

Orchestrating Creativity: Implications Of Priming.

Human behavior is innately dominated by the unconscious determinants, an appalling amount of ongoing research on the priming effects, engendered a substantial outcome in the study of priming, that the constraints of a creative processing of information can be attained by priming our brain, thereby implicitly engineering our behavior to trigger response which is more inclined to having a disparate outcome with respect to constructs analysed by the working memory where it transiently bolster the generation of creative ideas.

“The priming paradigm provides excellent control over the effects of individual stimuli on cognitive processing and associated behavior because the same target stimuli can be presented with different primes. Thus differences in
performance as a function of differences in priming stimuli must be attributed to the effect of the prime on the processing of the target stimulus.”

In an intrigue attempt to explain creativity, Mednick formulated a theory which defined creativity based on the associations produced, associative hierarchies linked by the brain when exposed to a stimuli. Expressed creativity as a function of an individuals “associative hierarchy” to generate associations, where he demonstrated that an individual with flat gradient produce associations which tend to be creative.

“”the forming of associative elements into new combinations which either meet specified requirements or are in some way useful. The more mutually remote the elements of new combination,the more creative the process or the solution.”


Later on, the theory by mednick went on to be revised by various psychologists, from eysenck to several information processing theorists, where eysenck addressed creativity as centered to “cognitive overinclusiveness”, his theory of psychoticism addressed creativity as related to individuals who scored high on a psychotic scale, even though eysenck state that his purpose was not to come up with a perfect theory but to throw some light on the possibilities of creative outcomes from a psychological perspective, and it was further argued by the scientific community which contradict few of eysenck’s postulates.Various psychologists spoke about creativity from social behavior, attentional priming, semantic priming perspective and formulated theories which argues from various priming standpoints which sums up that variations can be induced which may constrict or expand the creative credibility  of an individual by passively influencing the automaticity in attitude ,social cognition or by reinforcing the associative hierarchies or by subjecting ones behavior through an environment which fosters his coherent reaction thereby enhancing or constricting creativity.prime

“attention to a response increases the frequency of that response”

unconscious biases in a conscious experience.

unconscious biases in a conscious experience.

The mind is a gateway for beliefs, reasons, intentions, meanings, to interact with the physical world through our conscious.
The mind is a gateway for beliefs, reasons, intentions, meanings, to interact with the physical world through our conscious.

Unconscious biases, a myriad of differing biases are vested in our instinctive behavior which reinforce the information our brain processes without our experiencing self’s acknowledgement,biases have a profound implications ingrained in human behavior,which predominantly comes into play whenever we imply thinking, imaginations to bring about a decision,even the most rational thinker fails to bring about an unbiased, unprejudiced opinion. Addressing the musicality of unconscious biases and these biases lunge us into making prejudgements, instant opinions  which are intrinsically implicit characteristics of human mind and often these implicit biases shape the contours of mind and kicks in escaping the conscious evaluation of the subject which certainly is devoid of logical thinking and assertiveness.

“Implicit and unconscious social biases and our bias ‘blind spot’ in being unable to see ourselves as biased make us vulnerable to exhibiting unintentional behaviours we probably won’t notice and we almost certainly deny.”

“The brain has a ‘safety gateway’ where these instincts can be shunted to the brain’s social processing areas where our actions become empathetic. If this gating and shunting does not take place our instincts become behaviour.”

Foremost, before understanding the implications of unconscious biases in a conscious experience,lets discern the fabric of human brain and how it coordinates with the environment, with the use of sensory organs the brain analyse the incoming information and associate, map them into patterns, the patterns are largely governed by the memory landscapes,and memory is accumulation of information encompassed by a perception, i.e every incoming information goes through the same old filter(perspective) unless its stretched by a conscious experience.

“even memory works to protect these categories by recalling facts which support the categories, and conveniently forgetting or losing facts which contradict the category.”

unconscious biases govern our entanglement with the environment, escaping the conscious monitoring.
unconscious biases govern our entanglement with the environment, escaping the conscious monitoring.

Another component to be weighed in is the  “social categorisation”  phenomenon,  by which it can be inferred that we have little control over the rapid information processing by brain,automation, plasticity of the brain.The information processed will be aligned such that its psychologically beneficial to the physical body, this phenomenon is prevalent when discussing, formulating assumptions from the past experiences, exposure to beliefs, cultural norms, value set etc, which makes the human mind susceptible to unconscious biases.

“people tend to ‘re-fence’ or ‘re-categorise’ the event or person as ‘atypical’ in order to protect their original categorisation from having to change”

On contrary, biases engages us in an environment which demand cognitive effort , attention by effortlessly categorising, sorting out information and classifying them, unconscious biases are predominant under cognitive load, the various composites of biases are the biases itself and the irrational thinking,unconscious errors of reasoning that distort our judgment of the world.