Who I Am A? Essay

901 Words Aug 26th, 2015 4 Pages
Thought Paper No. 1

I have one older sister who recently turned 21 who I am very close with. For the majority of the time she is very easy to get along with because she has a very sunny disposition, is very energetic, kind, and is has pretty solid communication (for the most part). However, she is an entirely different person when she is on her period because she suffers from Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, PMDD, which Mayo Clinic describes as, “…a severe, sometimes disabling extension of premenstrual syndrome.” The situation happened as I was returning home from a friend’s house: I was walking to my room upstairs (which is across from my sister’s) and assumed that my sister was upstairs because I could hear Netflix coming from her room. Although I don’t remember exactly what was said, I gave her some sort of salutation since I was just returning home and had not seem her, but she only groaned loudly in response. A short while later, I went to her door and asked if she had gotten chance to empty the cat box in a casual, non-threating manner, but the response I got was completely different than the one I had anticipated: “OH MY GOD I HATE THIS HOUSE, I HATE LIVING HERE, I CAN’T GET ONE DAY JUST TO RELAX. NO I HAVE’T DONE THE F**KING CAT BOX!!” I was quite taken aback by the volatility of her response, but learned soon after that she was suffering from unusually intense symptoms of PMDD. According to our textbook, social psychology is concerned with the effect of…

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