Some Psychological Facts That People May Don’t Know
We all engage in Cognitive Dissonance. When forced to choose the less attractive of alternatives, we actually re-evaluate the alternative we chose to make it appear like the better alternatives to ourselves.
The Actor-Observer Effect influences how we think about others – When it comes to our own failings, we hold external factors responsible whereas for others, we believe that their failures are their own doing.
Unconditional Positive Regard
We all want Unconditional Positive Regard. No matter how much we might expect others to act the way we think is right, even those who commit crimes want to be understood and loved.
We all hold Subtle Stereotypes. No matter how much we might consider ourselves to be open-minded, we have expectations of what interests people practicing different professions would hold, the language proficiency people from different communities would showcase, the sociability of a person with an unattractive appearance, etc.
Fear the Unknown
We Fear the Unknown. We hear of even the most experienced speakers feeling a slight anxiety when having to face a crowd they haven’t interacted with before.
We all have an Optimistic Bias. We might imagine ourselves to be heroes or victims, but not the ones to develop fatal diseases or accidents. This is one of the factors that prevents addicts from giving up their addiction.
60,000–80,000 Thoughts in a Day!
We create about 60,000–80,000 thoughts in a day. Several studies have come to this conclusion. This is what is actually predominant in our lives. (70–80% of these thoughts are negative, and a large proportion of the remaining, aimless).
We have Hindsight Bias. After we know a story from its beginning to its end, we believe that it was predictable all along. This also contributes to blaming the victim.
Here are some more psychological facts:
Human behavioral studies suggest that a person who loses their phone experience a panic similar to a near death experience.
Crying is what your body speaks when your mouth can’t express the pain you feel.
If you tell your goals to someone , you are less likely to make them happen as you lose motivation.
Studies show that people who sleep with multiple pillows are more often lonely and depressed.
If someone speaks less but fast , he/she is secretive.
Most people use music as a way to escape from negative thoughts.
On crying , if the first drop of tear comes from right eye, you are crying because of happiness but if the first drop comes from left eye , you are crying because of pain.
Cheaters think everyone cheat . Liars think everyone lies .
A person who is jealous , cares the most .
To be happy spend money on experiences rather than possessions.
If a person laughs too much even on stupid things the person is sad somewhere deep inside.
Right handed people look to their left when telling truth and to their right when they are just making up something.
If someone is anxious , scared or depressed ,the person will do the same things and if someone is happy he/she would be more adventurous and willing to try something new.
To win an argument, ask your opponent questions which will make them realize the flaws in their logic.
A 20-second hug releases chemical in the body which make you trust the person you are hugging.