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10 Strange Ways You’re Making Everyone Hate You
Posting Photos On Facebook
We’ve all been there. You’re out and about one day, minding your own business, when you suddenly see someone or something so crazy you just have to take a selfie in front of it. You post the results to Facebook and continue on your merry way, blissfully unaware that nearly everyone in your life now thinks you’re a huge jerk.In a joint study earlier this year, three UK universities decided to investigate how posting photos online affects our relationships and found that the consequences are overwhelmingly negative. The more photos a subject shared, the more they were observed to suffer a decrease in intimacy and closeness in their relationships, including those in real life.The trouble comes from the fact that most of us never bother to adjust our Facebook privacy settings, meaning that any photo we post is liable to wind up on the news feed of hundreds of people—and most of those people can think of nothing worse than seeing our dumb faces crop up time and time again while they’re busy trying to dream up witty status updates. If you’re the sort of person that compulsively uploads selfies, then congratulations—nearly everyone you know probably thinks you’re worse than Hitler.
Since we’re on the Internet in 2013, most of us are probably aware of the religious “culture wars.” However, if we really had to judge the impact someone’s lack of religious belief had on how others see them, we’d probably guess “not much”—and we’d be totally, utterly, mind-bendingly wrong.In 2011, a joint American-Canadian study asked 770 subjects what sort of person would be most likely to, say, damage a car without leaving a note or take money from a found wallet. Remarkably, the participants almost always said “an atheist,” despite one of the other options being “a rapist.” In other words, people apparently believed someone who doesn’t believe in God is less trustworthy than someone whose defining characteristic is that they sexually assault strangers. Meanwhile, another study found that even non-religious people tended to distrust atheists to the point where they’d rather they didn’t work around children. Apparently reading Richard Dawkins can somehow make you less popular than doing time for sex crimes.
Having A Wide Face
If you’re bored and have a minute, stop reading this and go find a mirror. Now, take a close look at your face. Is it kinda on the wide side? If so, you’re making life a misery for everyone around you.It sounds insane, but simply having a broad face can affect not only your actions, but the actions of those around you. Multiple studies over the years have shown that we perceive men with wide faces as aggressive, untrustworthy, and dishonest—and bizarrely, other studies have shown that this strange perception is probably correct. The really weird part: This subconscious bias will make everyone around you act selfishly, too. The idea is that we instinctively expect wide-faced people to make our lives a misery, so go out of our way to sabotage them first. Unfortunately, all this bad karma causes everyone around us to act nastily, too—meaning that a single wide-faced man in a position of power can make dozens of employees miserable, even if he’s an okay guy. He can’t even hide his freaky stretched face behind a mask of hair, either, because science shows we also judge people for.