Cognition & Reality

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Pictures, Real & False

Filed under: Emotion,Memory,Radical Constructivism — drtone @ 11:14 am

I had an interview this morning about a contract job I may take. I had spoken on the phone a few daze ago with the person I was meeting. Based on that conversation, I was expecting someone in her early to middle forties, with permed blonde or strawberry blonde hair, pretty but pinched WASPy features, dressed in a prim outfit. The real person was in her early to middle thirties, not a WASP, maybe part Chicano or something, dressed casually in slacks and a striped top. On the phone, I thought she would be a brittle person trying to be overpowering,  Actually, she was easygoing and mild. It’s amazing how one develops pictures in the mind of how someone or something will be. In my experience, the picture and the reality rarely match.

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2 Comments »

  1. Hey Skipper. It doesn’t surprise me that things are different in reality than in your mind. ha ha
    I hope you got the job if you wanted it…
    jer

    Comment by jer — Wednesday, 16 March 2011 @ 6:35 am | Reply

    • Yeah. That post could have been titled, “Reality: What a concept.” I guess I was responding to how detailed my false picture was. I could have told you how often the “Millie” in my head had sex and what her favorite color was. (Answers: hardly ever and chartreuse.) Not only that, but I had convinced myself that the interview yesterday was a lot more important in whether I get the gig than it really was.

      As to whether I get the job, I can’t tell if I want it or have simply convinced myself that I need it. In what seems like the distant past–two weeks ago–I was excited about getting a new gig. Exactly a week ago today, however, I was freaking out about whether my credentials, or lack thereof, would literally create a federal case down the road. It’s all rather confusing.

      Comment by drtone — Wednesday, 16 March 2011 @ 7:45 am | Reply


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