Have you ever heard of a theory: At present, most people's brains only develop and utilize 1%, while Einstein is so smart, the brain uses only 3%.
Although scientific research gradually proved that this is a wrong cognition, we all agree that the degree of brain utilization will affect our life!
More and more researchers are looking at the internal operations of the human brain in a more complex, deeper, and more daring perspective, and their impact on our lives and behaviors, and even people from different professions and fields are beginning to learn based on The human code of conduct for the brain.
Based on repeated verification in neuroscience, behavioral science, psychology, etc., our thinking patterns, analytical skills, moods, emotional reactions, habits, relationship building and communication skills, as well as our ability to quickly understand others, our influence and persuasion These can be traced back to the brain.
Your brain can make you a good person, but do you allow your brain to do this?
Recently, there is a new book based on the most cutting-edge research in neuroscience, Leadership Behavior, which explains how the brain influences our behavior and life from four aspects: thinking, emotions, habits, and interpersonal relationships, and tells us how to These angles make good use of our brains:
Thinking reflects the cognitive function of the brain. This is what we do every day, and those who are good at thinking, their brains are more active and their thinking is often more agile. But few of us are able to think correctly. If you want to have the ability to think correctly:
First, you need to maintain and increase your willpower.
Only when your brain stays strong can you deal with difficult problems efficiently and even efficiently. Only when you make good use of your brain energy can you output clear and useful ideas and opinions. Therefore, we must avoid self-depletion and not waste brain energy for small things. Sometimes, you will feel that you can take on multiple roles. In fact, this multiple task will seriously damage your willpower and affect your ability to handle things.
Second, learn to ask questions.
Questioning is a core competence of work and study. Studies have pointed out that questions can activate the brain. If you can ask questions about the event and prove that you have taken the initiative to think, the process of asking questions is the process of your thinking.
Finally, break the cognitive bias.
In work and study, we always unconsciously receive the influence of cognitive bias. When you label people with stereotypes, when you don't accept new contradictory information, cognitive prejudice works when you believe in your own memories. This will lead us to make the wrong decision. Although you can't decide what your brain is thinking, you can decide how to deal with them.
Emotions reflect the emotional life of the brain. We don't always understand and express our emotions properly. In addition, emotions are the source of action, not thought. How do we deal with our emotions?
First of all, have a positive attitude.
Psychology research shows that optimistic salespeople are 56% higher than pessimistic salespeople; positive emotional doctors are three times more intelligent than other doctors, and diagnosis speed is 19% faster; before the exam, students in good mood will score more Ok... This series of data shows that when we are in a positive state, our brains can perform at their best.
Second, look at emotions more scientifically.
In Pixar's animated film "The Mind Agents", the main characters' minds portray the basic emotions of happiness, anger, sadness, disgust and fear. This anthropomorphic approach is a good example of how emotions are a key influence factor in individual behavior and also a key role in emotions in interpersonal relationships. Therefore, we need to look at emotions more scientifically, take the initiative to understand the role of different emotions, and better improve and manage emotions.
3, used to
Habits reflect the automatic response pattern of the brain. Our decisions and actions are based primarily on brain processes outside our consciousness control, rooted in deeper brain structures that we need to understand and use.
Habit is the most effective way for the brain to save valuable energy and should be a key element of the ability to ascend. As a model of repetitive behavior, the habits of the work environment need to be treated with caution.
Many studies have made it clear that if we follow the correct pattern of behavior, it is easy to change bad habits and allow ourselves and others to form a good habit.
We can form positive habits and improve work efficiency by abandoning negative habits.
In addition, our brain has evolved for millions of years to cope with the challenges and opportunities of the surrounding material world. Therefore, we have developed a unique approach to automatically respond to changes in the surrounding environment. We believe that the surrounding physical environment or context, the subconscious mind significantly affects the decisions and behaviors of our daily work and life.
4, interpersonal relationship
Interpersonal relationships are the most important part of our work and life. There is growing evidence in neuroscience, psychology, and sociology that "we" is more important than "me."
Our brain is a socialized organ, and human evolution provides proof for this. In fact, our human beings have the unique ability to form multi-level social relationships, and the ability of individuals not related to genes to cooperate in highly responsible and coordinated group activities. For us, this is the final difference from other life.
We are not isolated islands, nor should we be islands. Our brain, as a primary information processing organ, needs the right source and information input to produce superior output. Simply put, the quality and quantity of brain interaction with the brain will determine how much your brain is being used.
As a true social animal, we should understand the importance of interpersonal relationships and networks, and work tirelessly to build an important bridge. Relationships are established and cultivated through communication.
For us, communication is about creating an expected behavioral response. Therefore, persuasion is a core skill that requires “conversation”—thinking, feeling, and acting—with the three main functions of the brain. Therefore, we need to guide rationality, stimulate strong emotions, and adjust the environment to achieve the desired habits. Increasing persuasiveness can have a positive impact on the work of yourself and others.