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BUT did you know ............
You are what you read?
'Readers who identify with fictional characters are prone to subconsciously adopt their behaviour, new data shows.'
Hmm, that explains why when reading the Twilight books I had an overwhelming urge to sink my teeth into the necks of unsuspecting passers-by. Why when reading the adventures of Winnie-The-Pooh I went from feeling great melancholy to fighting the desire to eat honey.
'Researchers at Ohio State University say bookworms have been shown to adopt the feelings, thoughts, beliefs and internal responses of fictional characters they relate to in an phenomenon called experience-taking.
According to the study published in The Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology "Whey you lose yourself" inside the world of a fictional character while reading a story, you may actually end up changing your own behaviour and thoughts to match those of the character.'
-The Mail Online (2012), click HERE to read full article.
Interesting theory, it begs the question with which fictional character do you identify AND did you end up changing your behaviour to match theirs?