Psychologists Discover How People Subconsciously Become Their Favorite Fictional Characters
Psychologists have discovered that while reading a book or story, people are prone to subconsciously adopt their behavior, thoughts, beliefs and internal responses to that of fictional characters as if they were their own.
Experts have dubbed this subconscious phenomenon ‘experience-taking,’ where people actually change their own behaviors and thoughts to match those of a fictional character that they can identify with.
I freaking love psychology
….this is a little disconcerting considering who some of my favorite fictional characters are.
oh wow, this is cool
So I am perfectly correct when I say I’m like a real life Prussia XD
This is so cool.
So basically I should pick a book with a main character I want to be like
this is interesting, I mean lots of kids have role models they want to emulate right? there have been times where I’ve thought “I really need to start acting more like so-and-so, what would they do in this situation” and then try to do that and it works out, but then I wind up forgetting eventually :(