Human Behaviour – How To Better Understand People

Human behaviour seems completely unfathomable to most people. Trying to understand why a person acts or reacts the way they do is difficult at best. But there are certain tell-tale signs that can help you to understand human behavior better. And once you know these signs, it becomes much easier to gauge how a person will act regarding any situation. 

Human Behaviour – How To Better Understand People

  1. People with high levels of testosterone enjoy making others angry. That person you always seem to clash with, don’t react. It will frustrate the life out of them and ultimately give you the upper hand.
  2. When people are perceived to be being watched, they will put on their best behaviour. There was even an experiment done where a picture of a person was hung up in a cafe, and people became more likely to clear their own plates and clean up after themselves.
  3. People who are lying tend to use simpler sentences than they normally would. They also struggle to complete mental tasks. This is because lying takes a lot of mental effort as you need to remember the lie fully in order to keep it up.
  4. If a decision is complex, people tend to not take any action at all. Recognising this in yourself can be very beneficial and help you to be more effective in life.
  5. People tend to regret quick decisions that they make. Even if the result turned out to be the right one for them.
  6. Also with decision-making. People tend to make the decision you would expect them to, if the decision is taken in front of other people. So if you want to influence a decision, you need to decide if it would be better for you to be there, or not.
  7. Your senses can have an effect on an outcome. For instance, if a CV is handed over in a leather binder, making it heavier, it will be adjudged to be more important and of a serious nature than if it was not in a heavy file.
  8. Those with low esteem tend to try to humiliate other people. A simple look or gesture to a person like this can be devastating.
  9. A hard feeling (no sniggering in the back) can make people inflexible with their decisions. Sitting in a hard chair could be the difference between approval or not.
  10. Boredom does not always mean what you think it means. Boredom usually means that the person is yearning to do something productive, rather than staring at a screen. Put these people to work!
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