The Psychological Effects Of
The effects depend on a lot of things:
- The person.
- The type of
- Your mind state.
- Your upbringing.
- Your emotions.
- Your self esteem.
- How you interpret information.
And even more.
The psychological effects can be bad or good based on that. Especially when it comes to self esteem and interpretation.
I’m no scientist or psychologist obviously, but I can talk about:
animehas effected me psychologically.
- How it’s affected others from observation.
animefans “think” in general.
And things along those lines.
The mindset of each
Let’s talk about it.
The Psychological Effects Of
1. Morals and ethics
Morals and ethics are a big part of
More so in the:
And genres of that nature.
Ethics and morals play a big role in these types of stories, plots and sometimes contribute to character development and personal progress.
- Doing things for selfish gain vs selfless reasons.
- Standing for something vs standing for nothing.
- Stealing from others vs sharing with others.
- Stepping over others to get what you want vs being a better person.
- Self respect vs looking for validation, even if it means hurting others.
Or in other circumstances – where we have no other choice. Gaara from
He’s someone who’s grown up without “love”, and so only hate fills up in his heart. And he goes down the wrong path. But starts to change later on.
It can even make us better people.
2. Personal development
I know when I watch an
The way Goku never gives up as a kid, even when the battle seems impossible. And how he matures, gets stronger, and then starts to train. And commits to it.
And the journey and progress that comes from that. Personal development is one of the ways
Or put another way: It impacts our personal development.
This stretches to Shounen shows across the board, but it goes beyond that.
Shounen s the main contributor to the “personal development” effect of
Relevant: The Most COMMON Shounen Cliches
3. Emotional intelligence
Emotional intelligence is your ability to manage your emotions. And to understand your emotions as well as other people’s emotions.
Let’s use Violet Evergarden as an example, since it’s my personal favorite AND it’s relevant to this topic.
Violet is the kind of character who’s been through a lot. She played a role in the war prior to the
She was an orphan.
Violet has regrets from this point in her life, and is a seemingly cold, doll-like person with no life to her facial expressions. Or her personality.
Overtime though this grows and she gets better at expressing herself.
One thing about Violet is she learns how to understand other people’s emotions as she develops. And better yet – she starts to understand her own emotions.
The reason this is necessary to mention is because the
It’s one of many
From Violet’s journey, to the people she helps with their own personal issues or tragedies. And the way each episode tells an emotional story that has an impact by the end of every episode.
It gives you blatant hints about managing your emotions, how to let them out to free yourself from your pain, and other things.
It’s only if you pay attention (even if a little) that you can apply it to real life. And your own situation.
Friendship is a BIG part of
The psychology of many
Friends are to be treasured. Respected. They’re the people you can rely on when you need them most.
Friends are loyal , forgiving under the right circumstances, and they’re people that “add” to your life in ways you can experience alone.
Sometimes it’s done in ways that are negative, too. But it always comes with a life lesson so you can take something from it.
That’s what motivation is after all. It s your reasons, your why.
Kenichi starts training in the martial arts to get stronger. His reason is so he can defend himself, toughen up and stop letting bullies manipulate and take the piss out of him.
He gets stronger so he can grow a backbone and take charge of his life. Instead of letting things happen to him and living life with a victim mentality.
This motivation not only helps
It packages these experiences in a way that makes you appreciate life. And makes you look at the bigger picture.
This goes back to point #5 about Motivation. To appreciate the good you need motivation to get through the bad. And many
Even if you’re unaware of it.
Have you ever noticed how open minded a lot of
Whether you realize it or not.
A good example is Madoka Kaname from
She’s not the type to judge a person or see the worst in them. If anything she looks beyond the surface and looks for the best in them.
A lot of characters from The
They’re open minded and welcoming. Not in a way that’s exaggerated, cliché or unrealistic. But in a way that’s genuine.
Natsu Dragneel is just one of the many characters who view the world this way. And don’t discriminate or choose to be ignorant just because it’s easy to.
Love is the source of many things and can be interpreted in a lot of ways. But the love I’m talking about is:
- Being loved.
- Being treated well by others.
- Having good people around you who inspire you.
- And having people who care about you (most of all).
The last part is where
Even when hate is a part of the story (like Gaara from
This is relatable and realistic. And it shows you the importance of who you’re surrounded by and how that can effect your mindset.
And why it’s important to choose who you associate with wisely. As well as what you choose to believe and how it’s impossible to love yourself. Even if you’ve grown up doing the opposite.
What other ways can