Top 7 Psychological Facts That Will Astound us

Top 7 Psychological Facts That Will Astound Us

1. Women And Secrets
It is generally believed that women can’t keep secrets. And it is not some random sexist viewpoint. There are studies that have established the limited capacity of women to keep private or confidential matters within their minds. In fact, the research also suggests that the maximum duration of time in which a woman will successfully keep a secret as it is cannot be more than 47 hours and a few odd minutes. And if there is any moral self-restraint at all, a few shots of alcohol can give it all away.

The secret is generally confided to a person who may be very close, for e.g., one’s mother, sister, husband or best friend.

2. Multilingualism And Personality Traits

It is very interesting to note that the ability to speak two or more languages is linked to a smarter brain. Research states that those who speak multiple languages are more suited to adapt to different circumstances. It is because each language has its own set of cultural intonations, practices, and subtleties. As the spoken language changes, so do the mannerisms, conversational styles, and responses. Thus, it makes the brain more adaptable and flexible. Therefore, being able to speak more languages enables a person to imbibe and switch between more than one identity.

3. Love In The Friends zone
It is said that a strong basis of friendship is a cementing force in a couple. In fact, this decreases their chances of getting divorced by about 70%. Being friends for long helps because the partners are adequately aware of each other’s strength and weaknesses. They are more open to communication and constructive criticism. They take all ups and downs in their stride and are temperamentally more consistent in their interaction and therefore, better at dealing with their problems.

4. Loneliness Pangs Are Harmful
Human beings are essentially social creatures, and if we take away the aspect of emotional bonding and social security, a person may feel lost and distressed. Where solitude can be a positive thing, giving scope to introspection and self-improvement, long periods of loneliness can be quite miserable. It may lead to depression, which is now considered equally harmful as any other modern lifestyle hazards like alcoholism, obesity, or smoking and can affect a person’s psychological well-being.

It is important to consider the aspects that may lead to such mental isolation. It may be forced migration due to geographic, economic or social factors, or change of place due to employment or work. Or it may simply be a lack of familial support, indifference, and lack of enthusiasm that may drive a person into loneliness.

5. Being Choosy Over Friendships
It is not uncommon for a few people to cherish a set of close friends, rather than being friendly with everyone. Research suggests that these people also possess higher intelligence quotient. They make long-term goals and are not interested in pursuing people-pleasing skills. They depend more on themselves and their trusted circle of counsels to manage any hurdles and are more confident masters of their time, energy, and resources.

6. The Beginnings Of Making Friends
Our species is perhaps the most social one, and we start making friends and bonding from an early age. Have you wondered what the peak period of forming the most lasting friendships is? Studies suggest that from the age of 16 to 29, we make and connect with most friends. There are some interesting reasons behind this. Firstly, our personality develops fully by this time. Psychologically, we connect more with people who share same perceptions, taste or outlook towards life, and this forms the basis for a lasting relationship. Secondly, we are young enough to keep in touch with our childhood and teenage friends and old enough to make friends out of our colleagues and peers at the workplace. Thirdly, after this age, you are saddled with big responsibilities of family life, kids, etc., and you don’t have much time to socialize beyond your daily life.

7. The Agonies Faced By The Agony Aunts
When we are feeling bogged down with our problems, we need a shoulder to cry on, and seek counsel from who would tell us the solution to our problems. We confide in those people, who we expect to give us the right advice at the right time. But what makes them wise enough to do so? We have already heard that experience is the best teacher. Such people have undergone and faced physical and emotional hardships that make them more empathetic and open to other people and their problems. And that is why their suggestions are also more practical and sensible to follow.
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