You are what you read

It seems that we assimilate the characters that we read about and alter our behavior because of them, according to a study reviewed on It’s an interesting idea that makes intuitive sense to me. I’m usually hesitant to put too much stock into human behavior studies (it’s so easy for people to lie and all of that), but it makes sense that when we identify with characters we might start to acquire some of their traits. It’s definitely something worth thinking about.


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