As promised yesterday, here is my new Choies wig and Yes Walker flats together in an outfit! It is super dooper hot weather today (Australia doesn't seem to understand that it is autumn yet), but I really wanted to wear these tights, so I paired it all with this simple, summery lace dress from Koogal.
dress - c/o Koogal
tights - c/o My Tights
shoes - c/o Yes Walker
necklace - c/o Oasap
wig - c/o Choies
Okay, guys. For something different today, I'm going to tell you, yes you, reading right now, some things about yourself. Before you read below, just read this list of qualities, and take tick each one off if it applies to you. And then ask yourself - does Annika know me? Has she read my mind?? (Didn't you guys know that I can read minds now?)
So, here goes -
Most of the time you are positive and cheerful, but there is a time in the past where you were very upset.
At times you feel very sure of yourself, whereas other times you are not as confident.
You have a need for other people to like and admire you, and yet you tend to be critical of yourself.
At times you have serious doubts whether you have made the right decision or done the right thing, but generally you have had a positive influence on the people in your life.
You have just experienced what is known in psychology as "The Barnum Effect". Popular with astrology sections in magazines and psychics, the Barnum effect shows how easily we can be manipulated into believing that the vaguest statements are actually meaningful insights into our own lives.
Think about the above sentences. Did they apply to you? They probably also applied to most of the people reading this post.
Okay, so it's likely you thought this test in particular was silly, because it's obvious that I, Annika, am not going to know all about you and your personality through some kind of psychic blogger powers.
But this test, when given by some kind of authority figure (or by someone who claims to have 'mysterious powers') works extremely well. In fact, the original "Barnum test" was masked as a "personality test" (just like a self-test you might find in a trashy mag), in which psychology students in the 1940s had to answer some questions on their personality. They were then all given pieces of paper with "feedback", and asked to rate how well it applied to themselves. Most gave it a rating of 4 to 5 out of 5 for accuracy. Only afterwards was it disclosed that all the "feedback" given was entirely identical to everyone elses.
Our brains are interesting things, and it's good to know how your own one can be fooled ;)
I hope you're all super well,
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