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.
Fuck yeah, gonna use the power of psychology to become an unholy mix of Moriarty and Loki. MWAHAHA- FEAR ME PUNY MORTALS!
…in the right situations, ‘experience-taking,’ may lead to temporary real world changes in the lives of readers.
Ha ha ha ha ha, “temporary.” That’s cute.