Do you know that the words you use everyday have a great impact on your mood and behavior?
An experiment was conducted to find out whether words have a psychological effect on people’s mood or not by bringing three groups and giving each of them a word puzzle to solve. The first group was given a puzzle that contained words like “calm” and polite, the second group was given a puzzle that had words like “anger” and “rude” while the third group was given a puzzle that contained neutral words.
Right after solving the puzzle they were all asked to leave to another room and on their way they found someone who kept interrupting them and forcing them to wait for a long time. The first group which was exposed to the rude words was found to respond more aggressively to the person who wasted their time!!
The second group which was exposed to the polite words was more polite to the person who wasted their time while the third group had a neutral response!!!
How the words you use affect your mood and behavior
Its clear from the previous experiment that the words you use get printed in your mind and then affect your way of thinking and performance. Now after knowing about the psychology of words have you asked yourself:
* What would be the outcome of complaining about things all the time?
* How your mood would be affected if you kept putting yourself down?
* How would you feel like if you talked to pessimists or even worse became a pessimistic person
The experiment proved that words have a temporary effect that lasts for sometime right after we get exposed to them but what if you are constantly repeating the same words to yourself over and over?
What if you are always thinking negatively of yourself and your abilities? Wont that get reflected in your mood and performance?
Another experiment was done by a scientist to find whether words affect the structure of water or not. After shouting at water and playing loud noise the water formed inhomogeneous crystals but when good words were said above the water the crystals formed were highly clear and having a good structure. So what does this has to do with humans? most of our bodies are formed of water!!
The psychology of images
Just as words have a psychological effect on our moods images do have a powerful effect too. Staring at an image for a certain period of time can result in changing the way you think for few minutes right after you stop looking at the image.
Now what about the effect of combining images and words together and even adding effects to them? Yes I am talking about movies!!
The movies you watch dont just change your mood temporary but they program your mind, alter your beliefs and can have a life lasting effect on you!!!
Beware of the words you say and the words you listen to because they can both affect your mood and behavior. Avoid looking at violent images or disgusting ones and never think about watching a movie such as SAW because it might turn you into a sadistic person over time.