15 Interesting Psychological Facts about Yourself You Did Not Know ...

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You know your favorite color, your birthday, and what foods you prefer, but wouldn’t it be interesting to learn psychological facts about yourself and how your mind works?

Well you’re in luck!

It’s always fun to learn new things, and this article will teach you 15 psychological facts about yourself that you probably didn’t already know!

Keep reading to find out!

1. You Can’t Multitask

This is one of the psychological facts about yourself mentioned in a few previous articles.

Many people believe they can do more than one thing at a time, but studies show that the mind can only attend to one task at a time, with the exception of a few physical tasks such as walking.2

You may be able to shift from one task to another very quickly, but it’s impossible to focus on more than one task at a time.

2. You Don’t like Reading Text Online

It’s true.

You’re reading this article right now, but you’d prefer reading it on paper.

Text on screen is hard on the eyes and tires them very quickly.3

Unless the information is interesting or in an easy to read font, your eyes and brain lose focus very quickly and you’re more likely to skip over the text.

3. When You Read, You Anticipate

Are there ever times when you read aloud and you end up saying a word that isn’t there?

It’s because you anticipate the upcoming letters and say them before you actually see them.

For example, you’d probably read and say, “The little children play outside,” but the actual text would say, “The little children played out and about.” When our minds put words together such as “children play outside,” we anticipate it, it’s not until after we actually read it that we realize it says something other than what we’re used to such as, “children play out and about.” Try reading this: I pledge allegiance to the flag to the United States of Amsterdam.2

Many of you caught it, but some of you said “America” because that’s what your mind expected to see.

Cool, isn’t it?

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