55 STRANGE PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTS

Is there a right way to describe human behavior, human thoughts and feelings? What motivates us to act in certain ways? Why is it that some individuals prefer hot chocolate to coffee? Why do some people appear to be happy and successful all of the time, while others see no other option but to take their own lives? These are the kinds of questions that psychology can help us answer.

This article gives you 55 strange and weird psychological facts of human behavior that will definitely amaze you:

  1. It hurts the worst when the people who made you feel so special yesterday, makes you so unwanted today.
  2. If you ever locked yourself in bathroom, cried, wash your face and came back like nothing happened, then you are too strong.
  3. You can feel when someone is looking at you. Its called “Gaze direction” and it’s the sense you brain uses when it feels someone is staring at you.
  4. Life becomes more meaningful when you understand the simple fact that you will never get the same moment twice.
  5. Never express too much love, affection or care for someone because its human tendency to underestimate anything free of cost.
  6. A longer line length allows you to read faster, but you prefer shorter lines.
  7. At any given time, you can only remember 3 to 4 things (The Magic Number 3 or 4)
  8. Objects are imagined from above and tilted and this referred to as the “Canonical Perspective”.
  9. Most of your decisions are made unconsciously.
  10. You  always show the tendency to rebuild your memories.
  11. You can never Multi-task. We’re really adept at switching back and forth quickly, so we THINK we’re multitasking when, in fact, we’re not.
  12. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that makes you want to learn more.

Do you ever feel compelled to check your email, tweet, or text? When you discover that you have messages in your inbox, do you find it impossible to ignore them? These are all examples of your dopamine system at work. It is actually a myth that dopamine regulates the brain’s “pleasure” circuits; that dopamine makes you feel good and hence drives you to seek out particular activities like food, sex, and drugs.

  1. No matter how angry you get, you will always forgive the people you love.
  2. It’s difficult to look at blue and red together and this condition is referred to as Chromostereopsis.
  3. You want more options and information than your brain can handle. Whether you’re buying candy, cereal, TVs, jeans, or anything else, you’ll probably have a lot of options in a retail store aisle. This is due to the fact that individuals desire a wide range of options. When asked whether they prefer a limited number of options or a large number of options, the majority of people will reply they prefer the latter.
  4. You Can’t Stop Thinking About Food, Sex, or Danger. Your old brain’s function is to constantly monitor the environment and respond to questions such, “Can I eat it?” Is it possible for me to have sex with it? Is it going to kill me?” Food, sex, and danger are all that matters to the elderly brain.
  5. You obviously “act your age” when it comes to technology.
  6. Do you want to break a habit? Use a crowd, a surprise, and a lot of fun.

Make it enjoyable – When altering a habit, you replace the old one with a new one. Make the new habit enjoyable to kickstart the process. It will almost certainly need to be a lot more entertaining before it becomes appealing.

Make it a surprise – Everyone enjoys a good surprise (as long as the surprise is pleasant or fun). Surprises pique people’s interest and attentiveness, according to brain research. Unpredictable events also evoke activity in the areas of the brain that anticipate rewards, according to study. People will pay attention to you if you surprise them, and they will be primed to believe that what you are saying is true.

Use a crowd– People are influenced by the behaviour of others, according to research in this area. When they witness a large number of others doing something, they are more likely to join in.

  1. It’s Not Fun To Read Text On The Internet.
  2. You Aren’t Being Social If You Use Social Media Without Laughter
  3. The Ability To Delay Or Not Delay Gratification Begins At A Young Age

Whether you can delay gratification or not, chances are you’ve been this way (delayer or non-delayer) since you were a small child.

  1. Your unconscious knows first. This literally refers to the fact that your unconscious mind is faster than your conscious mind.
  2. What people look at on a screen or in a picture is determined by what you say to them. This condition is referred to as “Eye Conditioning”.
  3. It’s a fallacy that capital letters are inherently more difficult to read.
  4. Pictures of people compete for your attention.
  5. Imitation and empathy are hard-wired into your DNA

If you put your face right in front of a young baby and stick out your tongue, the baby will stick out his or her tongue too. This happens from a very young age (even as young as a one month old) (even as young as a one month old). So? What connection does this have to anything? It’s an example of our brain’s built-in, wired-in capacity for imitation. Recent brain research has revealed how we imitate one another.

  1. When you are sad or afraid, you are most affected by brands and logos.
  2. Closely related items appear to belong together.
  3. The desire for control and choice is an in-built human behavior.
  4. When you are under a lot of stress, your performance suffers.
  5. Humans are inherently lazy beings.
  6. People believe it’s you, not the situation, that’s the problem. This means that people have a tendency to place more emphasis on personality-based explanations for other people’s actions than on circumstance considerations.
  7. Just a simple image of progress is encouraging and motivating.
  8. 30% of the time, your mind wanders.
  9. You are easily persuaded, but I am not.

According to the findings, most people believe persuasive communications influence others but not themselves, and that this perspective is incorrect. This condition is refered to as “third person effect”.

  1. Most of the time your Most Memorable Experiences Are Incorrect.
  2. Humans spend more money when there is no money mentioned- this means that we show the tendency to purchase the product when the price is not mentioned on it. At the same time we repel the purchase when we see the amount on the product.
  3. People expect social rules to be followed in online interactions.

People make assumptions about how a website will reply to them and how the interaction will progress when they visit it or use an online application. And many of these expectations are similar to those they have for face-to-face conversations.

  1. When faced with uncertain situations and decisions, people tend to look to others to take proper decisions.
  2. You always tend to pick the first one on the list and also votes for it.
  3. The more unsure you are, the more you cling to your beliefs and defend them.
  4. People place a higher value on a product that is physically in front of them.
  5. If you are talking with someone and you are not sure if they are interested, fold your arms. If they do the same, they probably are.
  6. People who bite their nails tend to have stronger immune system.
  7. As per research the more you try to suppress romantic thoughts about someone, the more you will end up thinking about them.
  8. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful.
  9. Sleeping late on weekends will make you tired on Monday mornings.
  10. Writing down all positive experience that you had over last 24 hours daily for 2 minutes can boost your happiness.
  11. Couples who spend atleast 10 minutes a day laughing together are more likely to have a stronger relationship.
  12. Psychology says, pretending to be happy when you are in pain is just an example of how strong you are as a person.
  13. According to psychological survey 73% of people get innovative ideas when showering.
  14. It only takes 0.2 seconds to fall in love.
  15. Remaining silent is the one of the most effective way to get information out of someone.
  16. IT’S OK and “I’M FINE” are the two most common lies spoken in the world.
  17. Studies show that sarcasm enhances the ability of the human mind to solve complex problems.

“The pendulum of mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong”

– Carl Gustav Jung