12 Interesting Psychological Facts About Yourself That will Surprise You

We all like knowing facts about ourselves. What we don’t realize is that there is more to our subconscious mind that we know or care to know. In fact, there is more information trapped in our subconscious mind than our conscious mind and it is because of this aspect of us that we tend to act, speak, think and behave in the way that we do which is influenced by the unseen aspects of our personality. This sometimes makes us wonder why we behave in such ways at all. It is because that is who we really are. Instead of reading useless facts about other stuff, here are some pretty interesting facts about yourself that are shocking and surprising.

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1Your mind wanders 30% of the time

You may not realize this but your mind does wander even when you don’t wish it to. Many of us like to think that we are in full mental control of ourselves but if that were true then there wouldn’t be certain emotions especially the negative ones that tend to overwhelm us more than we would like them to. We may even experience a wave of positivity when we least expect it.

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Let it wander, it’s good for you

We do not have full control of ourselves which isn’t entirely a bad thing. While one part of your brain pays attention to what you are supposed to be doing, there is the other part that is occupied with something else which gives you those particular thoughts lingering at the back of the brain feeling. Sometimes such diversions in your brain could even spark of ideas that you never even realized you had earlier or it could think up plans and solutions for things. If your mind wanders, let it do so because it is a good thing.

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2We spend more money when not talking about it or mentioning it

As long as we keep seeing dollar signs and keep hearing about the word money, it triggers some sense of anxiety because of the expense. If the same thing is expressed differently without such words that trigger the expression of money, we would easily start spending at a store. When we see words like “best buy” Good bargain” “great bargain” etc, we find it less stressful.

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3You are not being social on social networking

You should not think this at all. Socializing can never be virtual; it requires human interaction in person. Thus you are actually tricking yourself into a game of make-believe where you think you are being social and your brain plays along. What you are actually doing is interacting from behind a screen with others also hiding behind their screens.

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4The first one on the list is always the best one

Regardless of what this is, be it answers to a quiz, a riddle, a voting booth, an FB page or a search on Google, the dessert menu, the first is always the best and enjoys first preference. We will take it without much of a thought because that’s how our minds work.

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