#nudge #emotions #bodylanguage #statusquo #identity #stoicism #design #framing
Stoic thought provides some great insight to help understand the limits and flexible properties of your brain, and can help motivate us when we’re feeling stuck.
People generally make decisions based on emotions, and rationalize those decisions after-the-fact. In this age of Instant Communication, emotions drive people more than ever. How often do you have an emotional reaction to something you’ve seen on Twitter etc without doing research to verify the information behind it?
We must reframe our fears away from embracing the “security” of the status quo, and instead consider what we may miss by remaining stagnant.
Self-given Identities will cause other aspects of our thoughts and personalities to line up with those identities. (Members of PRL’s email list learned a bit about this last week! Subscribe here for free).
The “ideomotor effect” causes us to move when we’re trying to remain still. Ouija Boards are still creepy… I have memories from childhood…
It’s helpful to understand the behavior of people around you. This contains tips from Joe Navarro, author of What Every BODY Is Saying and additional books on body language. You can read PRL’s writeup here.