55 Psychological Facts That Will Help You Understand Yourself And Others Better

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Psychology can help us understand ourselves and people better. With a little knowledge of psychology we can make decisions that can positively influence our lives.

Here are 55 psychological facts  that are a clear indication of why things happen to us the way they do and justify our reactions for the same.

1.The type of music you listen to affect the way you perceive the world.

2. If you announce your goals, you are less likely to make them happen because you loose motivation.

3. Money can buy you happiness only to an extent. After certain point increased income does little to boost your happiness.

4. Positivity rubs on you if you spend time with positive people.

5.The people who give the best advice are usually the ones with the most problems.

7.People who speak two languages may unconsciously shift their personalities when they switch from one language to another.

8. Women who have mostly male friends stay in a good mood more often.

9. Your decisions are more logical when you think in your native language.

10. Our hearts have nothing to do with the feeling of ‘being in love’. It’s only a chemical reaction of the brain.

11. People who have a strong sense of guilt are better at understanding other people’s thoughts and feelings.

12. Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter the person is, the more selective they become.

13. The people who try to make everyone laugh and try to act funny are actually more depressed than others.

14. It is a common belief that if a person sleeps a lot, more than usual, he will not feel sleepy later on. But it is quiet the opposite in real life, people who oversleep tend to crave for more sleep later. Oversleeping only exhausts your body more and that is why it is always advised to wake up without any alarm.

15. When people are single their brain only sees the happy couples and the opposite happens when you are not single, you see happy singles everywhere.

16. When someone cries tears of joy, the first teardrop would always come from the right eye.  Tears of pain start from the left.

17. Psychological studies shows that your tongue length is related to your sexual curiosity. People with longer tongue tend to have bigger sexual curiosity.

18. It’s hard to lie to someone you have a crush on.

19. Marrying your best friend eliminates the risk of divorce by over 70%, and this marriage is more likely to last a lifetime.

20. People look more attractive when they speak about the things they are really interested in.

21. If you can recognize sarcasm at once and quickly respond to it with a witty comeback, there are high chances of you having a healthy brain. Only people with a high and intelligent IQ can respond to sarcasm really fast, so be happy if you are that type of a person.

22. Our emotions don’t affect the way we communicate. In fact, the very opposite is true: the way we communicate has an influence on our mood.

23. It’s possible to die from a heart break.

24.The more you spend on others, the happier you become.

25. A person’s favorite song is connected to some kind of emotional event that took place in their life. We only like those songs which we can relate to or can connect on an emotional level to it. The lyrics are somehow related to some personal experiences in our life.

26. People see what they expect to see.

27. Your mind wanders 30% of the time.

28. Your mind rewrite monotonous speeches of boring people to make it sound interesting.

29. Smarter people underestimate themselves. Ignorant people think they are brilliant.

30. People between the ages of 18 and 33 are the most stressed in the world. After the age of 33, stress level tend to reduce.

31.Singing reduces feelings of depression and anxiety.

32. The key to happiness is spending your money on experiences rather than possession, according to studies.

33. Majority of people text things they can not say in real life.

34. Feeling ignored causes the same chemical effect as that of an injury.

35. Some of us are afraid of being too happy because of the fear that something tragic might happen next.

36. Psychologically proven, it takes 4 minutes to fall in love

37. The longer you hide your feeling from someone, the harder you fall for that person.

38. When you try to remember a past event, you are actually remembering the last time you remembered it rather than the event itself.

39. 70% of the time, our brain is only replaying memories and creating scenarios of perfect moments.

40. 98% of the time when someone say they’ve to ask you a question, you recall all the bad things you’ve done recently.

41.The average high school student today has almost the same or even a higher level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the 1950s. The average anxiety level every year is increasing bit by bit.

42. Closing our eyes helps us remember things more vividly.

43. It’s been found out that the reason some people are more negative than others may be due to a gene present in their body. Negativity present in our mind can be a genetic trait which we may have inherited from our parents. So do not entirely blame yourself if you think negatively all the time.

44. Psychological studies shows that when someone dies, there is a period of 7 minutes of brain activity where the person will see dream like sequence of their memories. It’s kind of creepy but in cool way.

45. The way a person dresses is directly related to the person’s mood. If you dress well and smartly, you will feel good about yourself and more confident. If you feel confident you will obviously stay happy. So whenever you go out, dress yourself properly and you will be stably happy.

46. Women who have high IQs are generally very choosy about their mate so they have a tough time finding the right mate. It was found out in a survey that the girls who were single in their later stages have a higher IQ than girls who were not.

47.  The cells in our body react to each and everything our brain thinks about. So if you are having negative thoughts, the cells in your body will act accordingly , it will in turn affect your immune system and make you feel sick.

48. Scientists have proven that people who spend time in the sun are more likely to be happier and content with their lives.

49. People who have a low self esteem have a greater habit of criticizing others.

50. The more you talk about someone, the more you fall in love with that person.

51. Our all powerful brain can only remember up to 3 or 4 things at a time.

52. If you have a series of tasks in hand, always do the difficult ones in the beginning. Once you have done all the difficult tasks, the normal tasks will seem more easy to you and you will be able to complete them with ease.

53. Travel boosts brain health and also decreases a person’s risk of heart attack and depression.

54. If you can’t stop your stream of thoughts at night, get up and write them down. This will set your mind at ease so you can sleep.

55. The happier we are, the less sleep we require.

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