WEB DESK: Reading books has always been labeled as something boring people do. But science proves that how these boring book reading people are better in understanding life then non readers.
They are better friends
According to a 2013 study Emory University states that Fiction readers make great friends as they tend to be more aware of others’ emotions.
They are generally empathetic towards humans
Researchers calculated emotional transportation by having participants express how a story they read affected them emotionally on a five-point scale — for example, how the main character’s success made them feel, and how sorry they felt for the characters.
In the study, empathy was only apparent in the groups of people who read fiction and who were emotionally transported. Meanwhile, those who were not transported demonstrated a decrease in empathy.
They are good with dealings in relationships
As the Guardian reports, Kidd argues that applying the skills we use when reading critically to the real world makes sense because “the same psychological processes are used to navigate fiction and real relationships. Fiction is not just a simulator of a social experience, it is a social experience.”