The fact is that professional deformation is a term that is used to describe how someone else is deformed. It can be a person, a product, a vehicle, a company, etc. We are all deformed when we are interacting with others.
It’s a bit of a cliché, but I think a lot of people are trying hard to hide it from themselves. Professional deformation is simply a way to describe how we react to things that are deformed by the way the world operates. The way we process information and how we try to create meaning in the world is certainly influenced by the way others perceive us or how we are taken by others, but in reality, we are all deformed to some degree.
Professional deformation is one of the most common and destructive forms of self-flagellation that I can think of. It is a form of self-hatred and it can be difficult for people to recognize because it is so much about the way the world is viewed. When someone sees something that they see as negative, they feel the need to make it look like it is somehow their fault.
People can easily convince themselves that their own actions are the cause of their own deformation. The problem is it can be difficult to recognize whether it’s really self hatred or simply an effort to control the world. I have seen professional deformation a lot in the past, but it’s still a little hard to recognize.
I had a friend of mine who was a professional deformation for a number of years. His story involved a rather interesting thing that happened to him when he was a young professional. His job in the beginning was to paint portraits for a number of high-level executives of a big corporation. After a while of painting portraits, he was hired by one of the executives to paint a wall in his office. It was a big picture of the company logo painted on the wall.
The wall was painted white, and this executive asked him to paint it. So he painted a big picture of the company logo on the wall and showed it to the executive. The executive was looking at it and said “That’s a nice picture, but I still don’t see that logo.” And the young professional just started laughing.
It’s kind of like painting the wall of the boss of the company as a joke, but the boss gets really pissed that his employees are laughing and then the employee takes it to the next step.
If you think we’re being all “you have to be a genius to have this much self-awareness” then I am sorry to disappoint you. This is exactly the kind of thing I was talking about above, although I don’t think it’s quite as prevalent as you think.
We have a long history of self-awareness in the gaming community, but only on the surface. I guess we’ve always felt that the game industry was just a business, and that this was why gamers were so self-aware and so self-interested. We’ve always believed that there was a lot more to our industry than that, that there was something so much more. I’m not sure what that something is, exactly, but its not exactly fun to think about.
We’ve never exactly been self-aware, but we’ve always tried to be aware of ourselves. It seems like the games industry has become less willing to be self-aware, which is perhaps why we’ve become more self-aware. Its easy to feel like you’re doing something when you’re actually doing nothing.