Scientists Explain Most Common Human Behaviors

While each person has their own unique and special qualities, there are numerous traits we share with all the other 7.8 billion people in the world. Some human behaviors, in fact, are so fascinatingly common that scientists have taken the time to study and analyze them in order to understand our species a little better. Here are some of the reasons behind our most common behaviors.

Making promises to yourself.

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If you ever thought that you were the only one promising yourself you would start eating healthy on Monday, you are not alone. All humans make promises to themselves. According to scientists, when we make promises to our future selves, our brains believe we are making promises to a different person.