Are You Being Judged?
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Has your dog ever given you that look as though it’s saying, “I know what you did”? Did it make you feel like you were being judged? If that’s the case, then you better reevaluate your actions. According to a team of researchers from the Kyoto University in Japan, who conducted a series of scientific studies, a dog is a good judge of character, so you should trust their instincts. And the way the experiment was performed was absolutely fascinating.
People generally avoid judging a book by its cover. Instead, they try to look for the best in others, which ultimately proves to be a very bad idea. It turns out that you should trust your instincts more. Just ask dogs, who have an incredible ability to determine whether they like someone or not right away. This would certainly save most of us a lot of headaches. Now, dogs try to warn us sometimes, but we’re not always very receptive.
Don’t Ignore These Things
Has your dog ever behaved oddly? There are times that they growl at certain people while other times they’ll simply walk away as if trying to avoid someone. These are some warning signs that shouldn’t be ignored, but most people will do just that. But you should really consider trusting your dog’s instincts. And an earlier experiment conducted at the Kyoto University in Japan explains why you should.
A Little Experiment
A scientist took a dog into a room with two bowls. One bowl was empty and the other was filled with food. The scientist then pointed to the bowl that had food in and the dog walked over to it. That was the first round. During the second round of the experiment, the dog would return to the test environment, but this time, the scientist pointed to the bowl that was empty. And when the dog approached the empty bowl, the scientist noticed an interesting pattern.
It Used Better Judgment
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During the third round of the experiment, the scientist and the dog walked into the test environment again. But this time, the bowl the scientist pointed to was full again. However, the dog and all other dogs tested didn’t approach the third bowl because they remembered having been fooled during round two. But when a new person walked into the room and pointed to the full bowl, the dog did as it was told. But what about a quick judge of character?