Our brain will automatically leap into action when it senses danger. If we are in physical danger, it will trigger our ‘flight or fight’ response. If we are in social or emotional danger, it will message us through feelings such as anxiety so that we avoid that situation. Unfortunately, this system doesn’t always act perfectly and can cause us to behave irrationally. For example, we may feel a sense of dread when faced with an unpleasant task. This leads to procrastination, an irrational behaviour that many of us wish we didn’t have.
This post will look at:
- How our brains nudge us towards irrational behaviours.
- How we can get rid of those irrational behaviours.
- How we can use it to understand narcissists and how to deal with them.