Here Are Some Interesting Psychological Facts that Can Give You the Edge Over Others

The science of psychology developed late, in the 1800s. However, since then it has been putting out discoveries and revelations that have changed our lives. Applying psychological facts and findings to your daily life can give you an edge over others. You will be able to know what consequences your actions might have and act accordingly.

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Following this trend, today’s article is about things you should not tell other people. The explanation behind this is based on psychology and not beliefs like envy or jealousy. Knowing these facts will let you decide what you should tell others and what you should not.

1The perfect blend

You may have heard people give you advice all your life. Usually, it is something philosophical like ‘hard work is the only way to success’ or ‘cheating never gets you anywhere’. As young people, we have an aversion to hearing such things. However, when philosophical sayings are backed by psychological findings, it cannot be ignored. The facts being presented are psychological findings with philosophical undertones.

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2Do not announce your goals

Studies have been conducted since as early as 1933 to show that once people announce their goal to others they are likely to lose motivation. This happens because telling your goals out loud satisfies your self-identity just enough to prevent you from performing the hard work to achieve them.

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3Spend money on others, but don’t tell them why

The Harvard Business School has performed research that shows that people experience more happiness when they give money to others as opposed to spending it on themselves. The best example of this is when we anticipate the reactions and expressions of people we have bought gifts for, such as on Christmas or birthdays.

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4Music affects your perception

A study was conducted at the University of Groningen to show how music affects perception.  The study required people to “see” happy or sad faces when listening to particular music tracks. It was revealed that listening to happy or sad songs can even determine a person’s perception of the world.

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5Experiences, not possessions

Studies have revealed that spending money on experiences can give you more happiness than spending money on possessions. Research on happiness has become popular due to the growing amount of stress in people’s lives. So the next time you want to cancel a vacation to purchase that massive flat screen TV, don’t! At the end of our lives, we will look back on our experiences not possessions.

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