There are so many facts out there. Facts about the ocean, space, the human body, animals… You get it. I, myself, like to look at random facts when I’m able to use the bathroom without one of my kids following me in there.
While I was looking at Pinterest, one day, I came across some pins from a website called The Psych Mind. I saw a lot of psychological facts that were pretty interesting. So, since I love you guys with all of my heart, I wanted to share some of my favorite psychological facts.
- “Psychology says, when someone refuses to tell you what’s wrong, you tend to think it’s your fault.”
- “You appear more attractive to the other person when you make them smile or laugh.”
- “The structure of your brain changes every time you learn something new.”
- “The funniest people are often also the most depressed.”
- “Lack of sleep causes the brain to remember events incorrectly.”
- “One of the hardest tasks for the human mind is convincing yourself that you no longer care.”
- “Singing when tensed helps you avoid anxiety and depression.”
- “When you are ignored by the person whose attention means the most to you, the reaction in your brain will be similar to physical pain.”
- “Avoiding eye contact is a sign of uncertainty and insecurity.”
- “Dreams often reveal feelings that we’ve hidden or repressed, because dreams are a reflections of our unconscious mind, our emotional truth.”
- “The happier you are, the less sleep you require to function in everyday life. Sadness increases the urge to sleep more.”
- “It takes 3 to 4 years to completely get to know someone. Couples who wait this length before marriage are less likely to divorce.”
- “The fear of not being good enough is called atelophobia.”
- “If your mind wanders often, there’s an 85% chance that you’re subconsciously unhappy with your life.”
- “On average, it takes 66 days to form a habit.”
- “Closing your eyes helps you remember things.”
- “People see you as 20% more attractive than you think you are, according to one study.”
- “People who are constantly suffering from emotional wounds tend to easily get annoyed with others for no apparent reason.”
- “Having at least one “lazy day” per week can reduce stress, high blood pressure, and the chance of having a stroke.”
- “Walking increases brain activity.”
- “There are three types of long term memories: episodic (life experiences), semantic (information or knowledge, and procedural (how to do things and learned body responses).
- “Anxious people are better at detecting lies from others.”
- “Our brains have a negativity bias and will remember bad memories more than good ones.”
- “Yawning actually cools down your brain which helps get rid of stress.”
- “Your mind can sense when someone is staring at you even while you’re asleep.”
There you have it. Twenty-five psychological facts.
Because, knowledge is power, right?
I seriously need a better hobby.