Psychologists Discover How People Subconsciously Become Their Favorite Fictional Characters
Psychologists have discovered that while reading a book or story, people are prone to subconsciously adopt their behavior, thoughts, beliefs and internal responses to that of fictional characters as if they were their own.
Experts have dubbed this subconscious phenomenon ‘experience-taking,’ where people actually change their own behaviors and thoughts to match those of a fictional character that they can identify with.
This is super cool, actually.
Why literature is powerful and important and cool.
Oh god, does that make me some horrible amalgam of Kvothe, Kaladin, Spider Jerusalem, and Matt Cauthon?
Oh god, I’m a badass.