Have you ever wondered why everyone on Earth knew how crazy post-surgery Michael Jackson looked except Michael Jackson? If you've ever come into work with a terrible pimple or smudged makeup (that made you look like a clown) and been shocked when no one else noticed, you already know the world sees you differently than you see you. Cracked editors Jack O'Brien, Tom Reimann and Jason Pargin (aka David Wong) talk about why that is, and how deep down we're all hardwired for narcissism.
From the woman who won't go outside without makeup to the antisocial nerd who looks at something as simple as a "party" with unqualified dread, we're all obsessed with creating an image -- and that image changes who we are. People who take Botox injections actually feel less emotion! The "Superman Pose" makes you more confident! Biker gangs dress for the part, and then start acting like it. For more "Douchebag Yoga" tips and a look at how much style changes substance, throw on your headphones and click play above, go here to subscribe on iTunes or download it here.
It's pretty safe to say that after years of Sherlock Holmes adaptations and countless CBS crime procedurals, most people with a pretty steady diet of TV and movies think they're pretty good armchair psychologists.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Believe it or not, Matthew McConaughey's thesis (from behind a bookshelf inside a black hole) that love is the most powerful force in the universe isn't the most scientifically accurate thing Hollywood has offered us lately.