Yeah, I’m too impatient. Sorry people who actually like my blog, I want to write something (here I am) and too impatient to wait.
So, ducks, ducks, ducks. Topic for ducks. Well, they have these things called beaks that help them breathe and eat and, I’m bored already. Psychology it is! It is a lot easier for someone to read emotions than you would think. You already do it subconsciously (by interpreting it and then reacting by either doing something with your body or deciding what to say), but it is possible to take it a step further. If you know someone well enough, it is actually possible to guess what someone is about to do or say next. Now, this may sound either really stupid or ridiculous, but this will work. I’ve had my friend as witness when I had guessed every word that my History teacher would say and wanted to say. (* means I guessed the word quietly, like when my teacher says “then the African Americans fought for their freedom *extensively* ” or “Ok, now, * tell the difference between the 2 world wars* with explanations”
What the person says or does before doing something can help you in predicting what is next. For example, in karate, you might notice that a certain person’s arm muscle twitches when they prepare to take back their arm and kick. Or that your best friend’s voice rises the tiniest bit when they are about to confront you with information or ask you something. This is not actually an impressive skill (though people will think so) because all you have to do is be in the moment. Just make sure you aren’t a weird stalker who wants to know everything about a certain person. (Why? That’s just, why?) By “in the moment” just make friends and be nice, that’s all anyone ever asks of anyone. (suddenly I’m brought back to my 5th grade class about DARE and bullying) Now here’s my rant, (skip to next paragraph if you don’t wanna hear a person ranting, duh) why can’t anyone just get along? I know there are the world’s crazies, but some people just act stupidly.
Wow, that was a short rant (my temper is just about nonexistent). So, now what? I’m not just going to stare at my screen (4th wall break) and wait or think of an idea to suddenly come to me. I’m just kinda typing this to stall, just a little bit. Ok (the origin of this word is amazing, it was mainly used now because this was president Van Buren’s slogan for his re-election), continuing on the first topic, I had once said everything that my friend was going to say and we said it at the same time. This was a shock to me because I wasn’t even thinking about it yet I did it, so that might be a subconscious thing. Prediction is an interesting part of society. Ever since humans have developed a language, we have been social creatures. This had in-turn made us rely on talking as the main source of communication. Now we don’t talk much, but text, e-mail, or blog away to our friends/family/or enemies. Still, that trait of socialization had transformed us, we now had changed out bodies to communicate better.
What!?! What’re you talking about? (Go to letter A- if you’re really religious and/or disbelieve in evolution, go to letter B- if you believe in evolution and read both if you don’t care)
A- Nevermind, we always talked since we’ve been on Earth.
B- Ok, ok, by “change our body”, I meant that before, we were primates, but the next primates/humans who talked had different vocal cords.
So, now that explanation is over, expectation was a real science at one point. Ivan Pavlov, another psychologist, worked on many things, but was especially famous for his research on dogs. Called Palov’s drooling dogs, his research was on the “conditioned reflex” (a reflex that has been built up by repeatedly doing something) for the salivary glands on dogs. He would ring a bell at a certain point of time and some food would come. He did this many times and he would ring the bell and check to see if they produced saliva. At one point, he would ring the bell and the dogs immediately produce saliva, yet no food came. This is the equivalent of knowing the time when you usual eat and at that time start drooling or smelling food and drooling. So, there is an actual science to expectation (and a whole lot of things) yet I do not believe that there had been much research done on this particular area. I’m not angry or annoyed at this fact, for the government has better ways to spend tax dollars than on expecting something, but I’m just commenting how this is an interesting trait.
How exactly do you develop this? Well, this requires: time, patience, motivation, willingness, and a smart/quick brain. Procedure: 1. Take brain and place inside head 2. Think about what you want to predict (Ex: Does Bobby Bob Jr say similar things?) 3. Check to see if that is actually predictable and not just random (Ex: Yes he does) 4. Start off by just observing (Ex: Nice glasses) 5. What does do they/it do? (Ex: Uses big annoying words, talks loudly, obnoxious, eats snacks during class and drops all the crumbs on my desk) 6. Try to do it/predict it (Ex: Will eat garlic sandwich at 7 am, will make a speech on bread at 8 am when the teacher ask for quiet) 7. Try, try again (Ex: Ugh, really?) 8. Success! (Or failure? If so, go to steps 4-7)
Well, that seemed like a perfect way to creep someone out or stalk them, but I’m sure you would already know this if you do, right? (Or did I just hand tools to someone?) Ok, final words, don’t be creepy/weird.
(PS- I wanted to use the same ending, so I looked at my other post and I accidentally closed this draft. Thank GOD (or whoever you like) for backups.