40 Most amazing psychology facts


  • The people who give the best relationship advice are usually the ones who are singles.
  • If you ask someone a question and they only partially answer, just wait and stay silent, they will usually continue talking.
  • Getting someone to do a favor for you makes them like you more.
  • The secret of good sleep is to convince your brain that you had a good sleep (Now, all you need to know is how to convince your brain :P).
  • If you don’t move for 15 minutes, you will fall asleep.
  • The people who prefer window seats on public transportation like to be alone during travel.
  • Marrying your best friend eliminates the risk of divorce by over 95%, and this marriage is more likely to last a lifetime.
  • Our brain automatically associates smiling with happiness. If we force ourselves to smile, our brain will assume we are happy.
  • People can recognize smiles from up to 300 feet away, making it the most recognizable facial expression.
  • People are more likely to return a lost wallet if they find a baby picture inside of it.
  • Your mind can sense someone staring at you, even when you are asleep!
  • Your memory works best between 8am -12 pm and after 9 pm. It is the worst right after dinner.
  • Intelligent people are more likely to avoid conflicts, which explains why some people notice everything but choose to say nothing.
  • The best way to appreciate someone is to imagine your life without them.
  • If a person sleeps a lot, then that person is sad.
  • Having conversation with a woman improves a man’s mental strength.
  • People who easily get distracted are more creative and tend to have higher IQs.
  • The larger your signature, the larger your self esteem.
  • If you have a crush on someone that lasts more than 4 months, it is considered to be love.
  • Wearing red makes you desirable to the opposite sex.
  • Creative people tend to get bored easily.
  • People with low self-esteem tend to humiliate others. Subjects who were told that the results of their IQ test were poor expressed more national and religious prejudices than those who reported higher results.
  • We’re happier when we’re busy with something.
  • Lying requires a lot of mental effort. A person who is lying has to keep in mind, at the same time, the lie – that is to say, and the truth – in order to hide it. As a result, he or she uses simple sentences and finds it more difficult to cope with mental tasks.
  • Our brains are just as active during sleep as they are when we’re awake.
  • Behavior affects morality. People who have lied, betrayed someone, or committed other immoral acts begin to perceive what is good or bad in another way.
  • Attractive and honest appearances can easily be misleading. People tend to trust appearances more than sincerity.
  • On average, a habit takes around 66 days to form, not 21.
  • Appearance plays an important role, even when voting during elections. Maturity and physical attractiveness of politicians were mostly important for voters’ choices (unconsciously, of course).
  • We can only concentrate properly on something for around 10 minutes.
  • We cannot avoid paying attention to food, sex, and danger.
  • Humans are, by default, not rational.
  • Boredom has a bright side. Bored people are often looking for ways to do good things, as entertainment bores them and does not bring meaning to their lives.
  • Research has found that good relationships are more important to a long life than exercise.
  • Your brain does more creative work when you’re tired.
  • Falling in love has a similar neurological effect as getting high on cocaine.
  • Holding hands with someone you love can alleviate physical pain as well as stress and fear.
  • Volunteers are significantly more satisfied with their lives than non-volunteers.
  • You can manually improve your ability to focus/concentrate by playing “simple game” like this.
  • Opposites don’t attract. You’re more likely to be attracted someone who looks and thinks the same as you do.

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