What’s up with your blinds?!
It’s no secret that we love to see what our neighbors are up to, but we’re also all a little blinded to our own behavior.
You know how we can look at our bedroom wall, and see a bunch of lights that we don’t really need to look at?
Well, that’s the case with blinders.
That’s where we place our blinds.
But, what about our neighbors?
It turns out that blinders have a lot to do with how we react to a situation.
For example, a new study published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science found that we like to be with our friends more than we do with strangers, which could explain why we tend to have more friends with whom to socialize.
Here’s how it works.
The study focused on how people react to an unexpected social interaction.
The participants were asked to read a short story about a social interaction they had recently had, and then they were asked which group of people they would have liked to have interacted with, and whether they would be more likely to do so if their friends had been present.
The researchers found that people who had been with their friends for a week were more likely than people who hadn’t to like to have a closer relationship with their companions.
What about the other way around?
One theory suggests that people with blinder status prefer to have their friends with them for social interaction because they can feel more comfortable with the others around them.
But in reality, this research suggests that we’re just being more selfish when we’re trying to keep our friends close, and in some cases, it’s a good thing.
The most important thing to remember is that we need to always be careful when we choose to spend time with our family and friends, because they’re just as important to us as our friends are.
Read more about social psychology and the human brain.
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