Life Lessons From “Game of Thrones”

The finale of “Game of Thrones” is dominatingthe headlines as much as President Donald Trump.

Thankfully, psychologically, viewing “Game Of Thrones” is much more healthy for you than watching even a second of The Nut Job-In- Chief.

Dr. John Huber is chairman for Mainstream Mental Health.

He’s a 20-year veteran and his nonprofit organization brings lasting and positive change to the lives of individuals that suffer from mental health issues.

He share his thoughts on life lessons the show has taught us.


As a psychologist, I am here to tell you that ‘Game of Thrones’ can be educational and may help many of you avoid the pitfalls of life. Here are some of them.

Relationship Skills

You can learn a lot about whether you are in a good relationship by observing and comparing what Sansa Stark has had to deal with during her marriage to Ramsay Bolton.

Can’t find the right partner? Think of everything Shae went through finding a rich man, only to have his family turn on her then force him to marry someone else. She even had to be his wife’s chamber maid! The horror.

Having trouble deciding who you are? Arya Stark has had it worse. They even called her the girl with no name. We all have friends that are two-faced; well, Arya has them all beat.

Business Skills

We can learn how to be an effective boss by observing the actions of the Greyjoys. King Robert shows how you can be in charge, but also enjoy other things life has to offer (in his case, it’s excessive drinking, women on the side, and hunting).

King Robert’s overindulgences and lack of balance, however, lead to his untimely death — this is a very powerful lesson. When it comes to determination, we can observe Daenerys, who slept, killed, and burned her clothes off to get to the top.

Not to say that in the modern world a person has to engage in these extreme practices to succeed. The essence of Daenerys is ‘take action, do whatever it takes, seize every opportunity’ until you attain your goal.

Don’t like your job or future prospects? Look no further than Hodor, the underdog and fan favorite. He turned out to be a glorified doorman. After all those years of training, that general studies undergraduate degree isn’t so bad after all.