It’s Good to Be in a Bad Mood? Grumpy People Are More Detail-Oriented
If you’re going in for a medical procedure, and the doctor seems like they got up on the wrong side of the bed . . . you’re in good hands!
A new study has found that bad moods can make people more “detail-oriented,” and it’s not just because they’re less chatty and distracted by others.
The researchers say mood and language are supported by different brain networks. But there’s a lot of interaction going on between them.
When the people in the study were in a negative mood, they were more “careful and analytical.” They scrutinized what was actually in front of them . . . and didn’t just fall back on general knowledge or routine.
They were also more likely to “re-analyze” situations where there were unexpected inconsistencies when they were in a bad mood. Or at least WOMEN are. For the purposes of the study, they only used female participants this time, but future studies will also involve men.
And since experts say people in bad moods are more efficient, make sure to do your part to KEEP them in a rotten mood by irritating them with anything from this list of better ways to tell a person they’re grumpy than “well, someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed”.
Well, someone got the shopping cart with a hinky wheel.
Well, someone got stuck in the middle seat on A-Hole Airlines.
Well, someone visited a proctologist with cold hands.
Well, someone drove all the way to Costco but forgot their card.
Well, someone got caught in a cartel crossfire at a Mexican resort town.
Well, someone found classified documents next to their Corvette in the garage.
Well, someone poked their juice box with the wrong end of the straw.
Well, someone got tapeworms from French-kissing the dog.
Well, someone forgot how to kick extra points for the Dallas Cowboys.