Originally Posted by Kiana
Apples and oranges. Observable scientific studies and analyzing other people’s motivations are totally different skill sets. Anyone can observe a creature and make a deduction that it looks like another creature because x y z physical features. Psychology takes vast categories into account, most of it are not directly observable. And what’s observable, how would you be able to actually deduce its origins? Most hobbyists conflate behavior with cognition. Western typology treat actions as behavioral. Just because you think you’re competent doesn’t mean you can use a title that is defined as being trained and specialized in that area. People toot on their own horn too much.