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10 Dark Facts About Human Psychology That Will Shock You
These are just a few of the dark facts about human psychology. It is important to be aware of these biases and tendencies so that we can make more informed decisions and be more mindful of our behavior.
Opposites attract is a myth. We are usually attracted to someone who thinks, behaves and looks like us.
Over 90% of humans feel uncomfortable when TV volume is not divisible by 2 or 5!
If you’re always nice and ready to help (even if this help will affect you), people may start treating you with suspicion.
You daydream 30 percent of the time.
Excessive happiness and bliss cause dislike. People who are too happy and satisfied (for no good reason) look naïve and even ignorant.
People don’t trust those who have thousands of friends and followers. They may think that social media fame is the only thing that interests this person.
People who make spelling mistakes don’t come across as reliable. You might be a nice, polite, and kind person in real life, but a few mistakes in your grammar in emails will probably affect people’s attitude toward you.
The more you worry, the more likely it is to happen. The more you have, the less satisfied you are.
According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, knowing happy people increases your chances of becoming happy by 15.3%, and meeting friends with happy friends increases by 9.8%.
If you have a full-fledged plan B prepared, then there is a high chance that your original plan will fail.
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