A recent study finds that if you like a character in a book, you may start to turn into that character
When you “lose yourself” inside the world of a fictional character while reading a story, you may actually end up changing your own behavior and thoughts to match that of the character, a new study suggests.
Researchers call this phenomenon “experience-taking.”
The study found that you are more likely to lose yourself if the fictional character is similar to you.
I guess that is why parents fret so much about the books, movies and video games their kids play. I sort of hope people buy into this and worry about whether I may go Lisabeth Salander on them. Either way, it is an interesting theory.