The human brain is a fascinating, complex mechanism that continues to puzzle us to this day. So in an attempt to shed some light on it, at least, from a psychological perspective, certified coaching practitioner Elisabeth Donatella, aka Coach Lisy, has started an educational video series on TikTok.

It's called "Psychological Facts You Didn't Know About Yourself."

Sharing everything she has learned through meticulously researching the subject, Coach Lisy answers such interesting questions, like "Why do we forget things the moment we walk into a room to get them?" or "Why do we prefer to park our car next to another one in an almost empty lot?"

Continue scrolling and check them out!

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Woman Goes Viral For Sharing Interesting 'Psychological Facts You Didn't Know' It takes 5 positive things to outweigh 1 negative thing. Your brain has "negativity bias." This is why you quickly forget that someone praised you but keep dwelling that someone else made fun of you for something.

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denzoren
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3 months ago

Why does it have to happen when I'm trying to fall asleep though? I remember everything cringe.

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Woman Goes Viral For Sharing Interesting 'Psychological Facts You Didn't Know' Your brain wants you to be lazy. Conserving energy is 1 of your brains top priorities. Its been 1 of the essential things for humans for survival.

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44f5 Dixit
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3 months ago

Finally.... it's not my fault anymore

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Woman Goes Viral For Sharing Interesting 'Psychological Facts You Didn't Know' You forget what you went into a room for as soon as you get there. Because of something called the "doorway effect." The act of walking through the doorway makes you forget because you're changing your environment.

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Potatogamers2
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3 months ago

Correction: IF you forget. The first sentence implies you always forget..

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Woman Goes Viral For Sharing Interesting 'Psychological Facts You Didn't Know' You're programmed to love the music that you listened to the most in high school. The music that you like most hits you with dopamine and other "feel good chemicals." Age 12 to 22 everything feels more important, so we tent to emphasize those years the most and hang on to those musical memories.

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boredpanDaman
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3 months ago

dunno. not true in my case

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Woman Goes Viral For Sharing Interesting 'Psychological Facts You Didn't Know' You mimic people that you're interacting with, sometimes without realizing it. Mimicking someone can make them like you more. This is called: the chameleon effect. This can be in a form of copying someones facial expressions and also their speech patterns and accents.

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Aski Markup
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3 months ago

Omgosh! I do this too much, my accent changes. And sometimes people think I'm mocking them, but I'm not.

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Woman Goes Viral For Sharing Interesting 'Psychological Facts You Didn't Know' Your turn the volume off or lower it when you drive in unfamiliar places. In moments when you are focusing your attention on listening you are less aware of the visual information that your brain is getting.

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Ashamba
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3 months ago

I absolutely do this, consciously- I am aware that distractions can be a danger and I WANT TO DRIVE SAFELY. Please don't be reckless with your life and that of others.

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Woman Goes Viral For Sharing Interesting 'Psychological Facts You Didn't Know' You don't take the last piece of pizza or donut. Because you don't feel like you have the right. Specialists called this phenomenon the diffusion of entitlement.

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troufaki13
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3 months ago

There is no such dilemma when you eat the whole pizza by yourself!! :D

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Woman Goes Viral For Sharing Interesting 'Psychological Facts You Didn't Know' You hold the door open for other people. Scientists have found this goes beyond us just trying to be polite. Meaning: we are all trying to spend less energy doing things. This show that we do try to treat others the way we want to be treated.

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boredpanDaman
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3 months ago (edited)

u have veeery weird way of coming to conclusions! and, saying "scientists have found" is not making ur point more probable... pff

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Woman Goes Viral For Sharing Interesting 'Psychological Facts You Didn't Know' You are more creative when solving someone else problems than your own. To understand this, we have to look into the construal level theory of psychological distance. The concept of self is closer to yourself than it is to other people. Other people are psychologically distant from you. That is why thinking for other people tends to improve problem-solving and even deter personal/emotional barriers to creativity.

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Mazer
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3 months ago

This is written in kind of a confusing way, I get the gist of it though because I love brainstorming most any problem…Except math and politics.

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Woman Goes Viral For Sharing Interesting 'Psychological Facts You Didn't Know' You feel happier when you are busy. Your brain dislikes being idle. It prefers to stay busy. For each task you complete you are rewarded with dopamine.

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troufaki13
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3 months ago

Isn't this contradicting the other statement that was made about being lazy??

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Woman Goes Viral For Sharing Interesting 'Psychological Facts You Didn't Know' Food made by someone else tastes better than your own cooking. You are standing around it so long it's already feels less appealing by the time it's ready to eat.

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troufaki13
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3 months ago

Where is she getting this information?? That's totally not true!

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Woman Goes Viral For Sharing Interesting 'Psychological Facts You Didn't Know' Being forgetful is a sign of high intelligence. Scientists claim that forgetting is just as important as remembering. "Bad memory" = mechanism for making more space for more relevant information in your brain. And it keeps your brain from wasting space and energy.

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New Prometheus
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3 months ago

Nice spin about the intelligence, though it can just be a sign of being overworked, under a stress or in a new situation (take pregnant mothers or grieving people).

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Woman Goes Viral For Sharing Interesting 'Psychological Facts You Didn't Know' You thought you felt your phone vibrate in your pocket but there were no notifications. This condition is called Phantom Vibration Syndrome and 68% of us suffer from it.

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Potatogamers2
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3 months ago

Women: what pocket?

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Woman Goes Viral For Sharing Interesting 'Psychological Facts You Didn't Know' What does your texting style say about your personality? If you write long texts, you are sensitive and thoughtful. You see words as a meaningful and powerful tool and put feelings and thoughts into it.

coachlisy , Kelli McClintock Report

Thecoolbonnie
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3 months ago

I think that goes both ways.... Sometimes long texts are meaningless, repetitive, and time wasting

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Woman Goes Viral For Sharing Interesting 'Psychological Facts You Didn't Know' You position your feet towards the person you are most interested in. It's a survival instinct. Your body is making sure your feet could react immediately if you feel any type of threat.

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New Prometheus
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3 months ago

And you can indicate disinterest to your babbling colleague by turning your feet away from them though keeping your face looking at them. Makes them end the conversation faster.

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Woman Goes Viral For Sharing Interesting 'Psychological Facts You Didn't Know' You are always late. People who are chronically late have tendencies of underestimating how long a task is going to take to complete. This is called "planning fallacy."

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Ally R
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3 months ago

It's also a symptom of add/adhd.

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Woman Goes Viral For Sharing Interesting 'Psychological Facts You Didn't Know' You can't see smartphones in your dreams. Research suggest that since smartphones and other modern day devices are newer our brain haven't gotten used to them yet.

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troufaki13
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3 months ago

Not true... I have seen it multiple times in my dreams!

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Woman Goes Viral For Sharing Interesting 'Psychological Facts You Didn't Know' You prefer to park your car next to another car in an almost empty lot. It's because we often follow the crowd. This behavior helps us to explain that we as humans are social beings.

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Delboy
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3 months ago

Nope, always park away from other cars, it is called avoiding assholes who hit your car with their door

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