The psychology of Freshers: Inside the minds of this year’s Jung-bloods

What your Freshers’ Group post says about your mental state

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Anyone posting in a freshers group inviting strangers to their housewarming party (before they even have a house) is what Carl Jung would classify as an extreme extrovert.

Predominantly concerned with obtaining gratification from external factors, they thrive off of  being around other people, engaging in attention seeking social media behaviour in a bid to guarantee minimum time spent alone.

Here we have a classic case of needy child syndrome.

As a result of an insecure-resisitant attachment with his mother during the critical attachment period, Giorgia struggles to explore novel environments alone and clearly displays clingy and dependent behaviour.

As Bowlby’s attachment period is well behind him, it’s unlikely this behaviour will subside.

Potential friends be wary.

Enquiring about the precise length of furniture in a room is a tell-tale sign of somebody who’s got something to hide.

Either that, or he’s just very tall, in which case he’ll probably develop insecurities related to his abnormal height (we’re assuming he doesn’t have them already as he’s confident enough to post in the freshers group about this).

There are two possible reasons for Toby’s post in the freshers group – he’s either keen to prove he’s already befriended his room mate, or, after stalking his Facebook profile, is very wary of him and is anxious to spend a minimum amount of time alone with him.

If it’s the former, he may be insecure about his friend-making skills, so wants to show off his new-found friend.

Unfortunately, if it’s the latter, sharing a room with Will could wreak havoc with his testosterone levels, and there’ll be fights…and possible sexual tension

While most people are keen to avoid anyone they’ve met on a holiday in Kavos, or somewhere similar, Gvidas is hoping to meet potential uni friends there.

It’s highly likely Kavos isn’t living up to his expectations, so he’s hoping to tag onto other groups, putting him at risk of forever being someone’s +1 or guest.

Due to his obvious attachment to music, Bence is at risk of suffering an identity cisis a few years down the line.

Playing in bands is his identity and if he was to suddenly be unable to join one, there’s a real risk of him suffering from one of an array of mental disorders.  A meditation course would be advisable so he can develop a better sense of self.

The polar opposite of Giulia, Morag’s concern with the nature of summer reading implies she’s probably an introvert.

While most freshers are concerned with what tickets to buy or what to wear, Morag is fully focused on her course, with her only social interactions in reference to academia.

Afriad that following his hobbies will lead him down the wrong path, Kayne looks for support from his peers in disregarding social norms.

This may cause problems for him, especially on Wednesday nights, where peer pressure and a desire to conform will strongly influence the decisions he makes, possibly resulting in embarrassing photos and bad decisions.