The bad news on human nature, in 10 findings from psychology
- We view minorities and the vulnerable as less than human.
- We experience Schadenfreude (pleasure at another person’s distress)
- We believe in karma
- We are blinkered and dogmatic.
- We would rather electrocute ourselves than spend time in our own thoughts.
- We are vain and overconfident.
- We are moral hypocrites.
- We are all potential trolls.
- We favour ineffective leaders with psychopathic traits.
- We are sexually attracted to people with dark personality traits.
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