The psychological way of life has infiltrated our society to such an extent that it goes unseen, accepted and undetected, affecting our thoughts and language, emotions, behaviors and beliefs. By striving to see that which has become so common that it goes unnoticed, and by questioning the habitual reactions that reside even within ourselves, we can stand apart, determined to remain alert and alive.
The ancient Delphic injunction to “know thyself” refers neither to wallowing in psychological pain nor to basking in psychological empowerment. It requires that individuals know their character, their strengths and limitations, their needs and gifts, their desire for truth and their tendency to avoid it. Sadly, it is deception and self-deception, rather than these aspects of self-knowledge, which the Psychological Industry fosters.
Dr. Tana Dineen in, “Manufacturing Victims: What the Psychology Industry is Doing to People,” pg. 283-284