8 clever psychological life hacks to give you an advantage in everyday situations
Fake yourself happy
1. If you make the biggest smile you can, you will automatically feel happier.
2. This is based off the finding that emotional expression causes emotion. People saying “eeee” (which uses the muscles used in smiling) or made to hold chopsticks in their teeth (same thing) reported feeling happier than people asked to do similar tasks (saying “uuuuh”).
Read social dynamics
3. When a group of people laugh, people will instinctively look at the person they feel closest to in that group.
Read: wanna know who wants to bone who? Look at who they look at when everyone laughs.
4. Pay attention to people’s feet. If you approach two people in the middle of a conversation, and they only turn their torsos and not their feet, they don’t want you to join in the…
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