Some intriguing research shows the following:
- When your hands are warm, you tend to think warmer thoughts, even about other people who you might not otherwise embrace.
- People tend to act more competitively when there is a briefcase in sight (even just a picture of one on the wall!).
- A slight air of cleaning supplies influences people to be more tidy.
- An environment where people use words like slow, tired, and weak influences those in the environment to feel that way - whereas words like energy and strength have uplifting effects.