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OFF-SWITCH John Dunbar, 1 minute, 5 seconds, B&W hand-drawn animation, University of East London 2018

​In this short documentary, John Dunbar interviews Kay Cordewener, a recent Psychology graduate, who just can’t switch off from his profession.

The easy answer is that it is in my head. I have not been able to turn it off, but also never quite found a desire to turn it off.

Behaviour critically, I don’t feel uncomfortable, when I am critically analysing what people are doing. I do know that it sometimes makes other people uncomfortable. I've had situations for example with friends, where they were upset about something, or they wanted to make a point and they did not understand why they were upset or angry in the way they were, and I had already picked up on that.

I’m the only one thinking about what they are thinking. I could be described as a robot sometimes, not wanting to let my emotions take over. I try to do that on purpose, because I think that rationally approaching a problem is the best way to handle it, so that is really one of the reasons why I don’t want to have an Off-switch.

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