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Oh my word Psych, Psyche, Psycho

Oh my word  Psych, Psyche, Psycho
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Psych is an informal word meaning make somebody nervous; make some one less confident Psych in verb form means to disturb, or trouble someone Chris...

Psych is an informal word meaning make somebody nervous; make some one less confident Psych in verb form means to disturb, or trouble someone Chris Gayle’s batting has the potential to psych the bowlers of all types: spinners, fast bowlers and medium pacers. China’s troop movement on the border can psych out India’s armed forces and the political establishment.


Rahul’s father’s behaviour had psyched him and his mother. Psych somebody or psych oneself is a phrasal verb meaning preparing somebody or oneself for something daunting or a challenging situation or task. Australia psyched itself for the final match with New Zealand in the ICC World Cup 2015, and it won smoothly. I am psyched up ahead of the exam-day.


The pupils are psyched up to play against their arch-rivals for the annual football match. The alternative spelling of psych is also psyche. But the distinct meaning of psyche is: human soul. Psyche is a noun. Psyche is the human mind. Is compassion and concern for others a defining feature of human psyche?


Can we measure human psyche? Possibly, psychiatrists and psychologists doing research may have a way to measure it. Psychic is an adjective, also spelt as psychical. It is beyond physical and mental laws, concerned with processes and phenomenon that is outside physical and mental laws. It pertains to the mind or soul; as distinguished from physical and physiological.


Psychic also refers to the supernatural powers, paranormal, occult powers, and a person considered or claiming to have psychic powers. Telepathy is a psychic phenomenon. A psychic person claims he can predict the future though it cannot be proved scientifically. Self-proclaimed godmen across India hoodwink piteous people that they have psychic powers.


Psychedelic substances are those that give hallucinations, substances that give colours and sounds of vivid nature. Psycho is a mentally deranged person. Psycho is a crazy person. Psychos can be harmful but they should be treated for their mental illnesses.Psychopath is a person suffering from mental illness; from emotional disorder, one who behaves violently.

By: Kovuuri G. Reddy

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