Humans Behavior: Facts and Tips

Humans Behavior: Facts and Tips

Human behavior is the term used to describe a person’s actions and conduct. Understanding people’s behavior is all about looking for the motives behind it. When attempting to understand behavior, the biggest mistake we make is trying to judge that person based on the specific situation instead of trying to determine the underlying reasons. In order to understand a specific behavior, we must know that every behavior serves a very important role in maintaining the psychological balance of the person, even if the behavior appears so odd. There are many facts about human behaviors and emotions that we are not aware of that help us to understand people effectively.

Here are some of the tips and facts:

1. People with low self-esteem tend to humiliate others because the humiliation of others helps them to restore their own self-esteem.

2. When people notice they are being watched, or have the illusion of being watched, they behave better.

3. Happier is not the one who has a lot of money, but the one who has more than his neighbor does. People constantly compare themselves with others and feel satisfied if they are superior in some respect.

4. Many people fail to understand that not all risks are the same. The same person can fearlessly jump with a parachute, but be afraid of his boss. Or he can train tigers, but feel embarrassed when talking to a pretty woman.

5. We read faster with longer lines but prefer shorter lines. We read much faster if the text takes up the width of the page. Even though you believe that you are actually able to read through the column layout faster, this is only because you prefer it visually.

6. The presence of an attractive woman elevates physical risk taking in young men. This happens because the level of testosterone (which plays an important role in the fight-or-flight response) increases in men when attractive women are present. Since testosterone is a sex hormone, it has been shown to increase their physical risk-taking behaviors.

7. Cna yuo raed tihs? I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.

The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt thing is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed erveylteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Azanmig huh?

8. Sarcasm makes you smarter and more creative: It turns out that the mental exercise required to successfully process sarcasm is of the very type that extremely smart and creative people have.

Sarcastic people’s creativity and problem solving is high because being sarcastic requires multiple levels of comprehension.

9. Telling children that they are bright and talented is a terrible thing to do. Telling children or adults that they possess a certain trait is not good for their psychological health because it encourages them to avoid challenging situations, not to try so hard, and they quickly become de-motivated when the going gets tough. In contrast, praising effort encourages people to stretch themselves, work hard, and persist in the face of difficulties.

10. Sad emotions are the hardest to fake. Almost all people are probably guilty of showing fake cheer, smile or excitement . But have you ever tried feigning anger or sadness? Most of us don’t ever really find ourselves in circumstances where it’d be necessary to do so, that is why these kinds of unpleasant emotions are so hard to fake.

11. Negative emotion can be beneficial. We were taught that positive thinking is crucial (and negative thinking, therefore, detrimental) to achieving our goals and enjoying our lives. However, recent research has suggested that the ability to successfully process negative emotions and thoughts is the key to mental health because negative thoughts play a vital role in helping us to understand and assess our experiences, and attempting to suppress or ignore negative emotions can end up having the opposite of the desired effect. Some researchers have suggested that excessive optimism may sometimes keep us from seeing reality with the necessary clarity. The ability to acknowledge and process negative thoughts and feelings can actually lead to a more positive outlook on life.

12. Fifty percent of your happiness is genetically determined and cannot be altered, 10% is determined by circumstance ( income, educational level, married or single ), and the remaining 40% is difficult to change. But the remaining 40% is yours! Your day to day behavior, how you choose to live your life, your outlook on the good and bad, and the way you think about yourself and others can make up the rest of your total happiness.

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