Psychology Facts IV: Did you know that . . .

  1. People are happier when they’re busy. Being busy keeps them optimistic.
  2. Even the illusion of progress motivates people.
  3. 80% of people’s discussions are about what makes them unhappy.
  4. Some experts say that phobias might be memories transferred from generation to generation through the DNA.
  5. Your mind’s natural inclination is to think in symbols. That’s why it’s harder to learn poetry by heart than mentally “record” a movie.
  6. You subconscious mind can’t process negation. Few people know, but your mind doesn’t understand “I don’t understand,” it processes it the other way around. Read more here.
  7. People who laugh more are better able to tolerate pain – both physical and emotional.

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One thought on “Psychology Facts IV: Did you know that . . .

  1. All but #8 seem intuitively true because we live this everyday. #8 tripped me and I skinned my knee, what? But this explains everything we struggle with when, “don’t do that,” comes into play. I agree with the author of the article especially when he used the quote from the tightwire walker. Don’t look down or you’ll fall. I heard that all my life and when climbing it was critical to concentrate on up and where the hands and feet were going next. Looking down from 1000 feet up a sheer rock wall hanging on a rope makes even the strongest climber dizzy. Dizzy is uncool on the rocks so don’t look down was the best tip I ever received. But, I did look down just because I wasn’t supposed to. And, it made me dizzy.

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