Monday, April 30, 2012

The Secret life of Pronouns

Ever noticed how you try to mimic the person you are interested in?
I know I do it, but I didn't know that it's true for everybody.

Pennebaker and his team did a study on speed dating conversation and found that our language changes when we are around people we like; in the speed dating case, "when the language style of two people matched, when they used pronouns, prepositions, articles and so forth in similar ways at similar rates, they were much more likely to end up on a date."

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ilario said...

de passage sur votre blog :)

Nayem rashid said...

That is a very funny fact. I have noticed that with my sister, her use of words changes when she is around her husband. Its really funny sometimes, I did not however know that this was applicable for everyone. Thanks for the info.