Monday, March 14, 2022

Human Universals

1) Humans are creatures of habit.  In a study conducted by Northeastern University network scientists, it was determined that human behavior, regarding patterns of movement and mobility, is 93% predictable.

2) Humans are lazy.  Humans are generally lazy, and will take the path of least resistance.

3) Humans are lousy liars.  Humans have significant cognitive limitations. 

4) Humans will run, fight, or freeze.  Humans are driven by fight-or-flight responses, which translate into certain autonomic responses and behaviors. 

5) Humans telegraph their intentions.  Emotions are difficult to control, and are often spontaneous responses to a situation. 

6) Humans are predictable.  Humans are not generally spontaneous or random. 

7) Humans are not good at multitasking.  In general, humans only look natural when naturally focused on doing one thing. 

8) Humans are generally clueless.  Humans in general lack situational awareness.

9) Humans can't do very many different things.  There are a limited number of dimensions in human behavior.

-- Patrick Van Horne and Jason A. Riley, Left of Bang, How The Marine Corps Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life (2014)

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