Intimacy and Pseudointimacy — Jim Porter, PhD Counseling


Jim Porter talks about Pseudointimacy Stimuli and how they get in the way of real intimacy. He discusses alcohol and drugs as creating pseudointimacy feelings, sex as having the same effect, and finally finding a safe but restricted role in your friendships.
Pseudointimacy stimuli trigger the activity of certain hormones and neurotransmitters into your body and brain respectively.

One PIS is watching social or nonsocial media (e.g., TV). Social media allows you to communicate with friends through a barrier. TV allows you to get involved emotional in the lives of people who don’g exist or who don’t even know you’re watching.

See the video to understand more about how to attain real intimacy.


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