Emotional Contagion

The phrase “emotional contagion” embodies the idea that humans will synchronize their personal emotions with the emotions expressed by those around them, whether consciously or unconsciously, and thus that an emotion conveyed by one person will become “contagious” to others.

We often hear talk about being careful about who we spend our time with and that we are the sum of our closest friends.

This concept solidifies that advice and presents some science to back it up, it’ to do with mirror neurons and the amygdala.

I’m not going to get too deep, but consider that if the science is true, then who you circulate with not certainly affects not only who you become, but what you can achieve.

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