Laziness can be contagious

Do you have lazyfriends or co-workers? Their attitudes toward laziness and impatience can rub off on you, a study has found.

Researchers found that people not only pick up on other's attitudes toward three personality characteristics -laziness, impatience and prudence -but they may even start to imitate these behaviours, suggesting a strong social influence. The findings are notable, says lead author Jean Daunizeau, a researcher at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), because these three traits are typically thought to be unique among individuals. "They drive most of our daily decisions, which are made of trade-offs between the prospect of reward, and costs such as risk, effort and delay ," Daunizeau said. What's surprising here is that these seemingly unique behaviours "are so volatile and prone to others' influence."...................Read more


Source: The Times of India

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