The Flip-Flopping effect has been around for years, but now we’re seeing it more frequently, with people who don’t even realise they have it.
Flip-Floppers have been around in various forms, from cartoons to games and films, and even an entire category of the Internet itself, with many brands taking advantage of this phenomenon to promote their wares.
But what if you didn’t even know that you had this weird effect?
A study by a group of psychologists at the University of Warwick, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, has revealed that people who experience the flip-flop will be more likely to have a negative outlook on things.
They will be less likely to be satisfied with the way they feel about their life, report the researchers.
In other words, they will be motivated to try harder to improve their own lives.
According to the study, a number of factors that are commonly associated with this type of flip-switch behavior, including low self-esteem, a lack of confidence, poor social skills, and a lack for social approval are linked to being flipped-flopped.
This research suggests that the flip flopping phenomenon is more than just an annoyance, as we can now predict what kinds of people will be flipping-flops, says lead researcher Professor David Schleiser, who has previously shown that people with a lower level of self-worth are more likely than others to flip-fluke.
He added: The flip-side of flip flops is a sense of shame.
It’s not that they’re being rude, or that they’ve been dishonest.
What’s happening is that they feel like they’ve broken the rules of the game and they’re trying to get the next move in.
‘I’m just a human’The researchers, who analysed more than 4,500 responses to an online survey, found that flip-tapping is a common behaviour for people in relationships and in social situations.
People with a higher level of negative self-belief and negative affect were also more likely.
The study’s authors say this could mean that people flip-tap to try to make others feel better, and that this may be a form of emotional manipulation.
‘In a way, the flip is a social manipulation’: The study also found that it was less common for people to experience a ‘flipped’ mood when they are at a job interview, as they may be looking for an opportunity to prove their abilities.
Dr R. M. Khanna, a professor of psychology at the university, said: This study shows us that people often flip-turn when they’re at work.
It’s a good example of the way in which our social world is dominated by people who are more self-absorbed than others.
When they’re in a relationship, it may be that they flip-walk to get out of a relationship and feel better about themselves.
For a relationship to work, it needs to be sustainable.
The flip flop can cause an unhappy relationship because it makes you feel like you’re a bad influence on someone else.
‘It’s a weird effect’It may seem like an annoyance or a form in itself, but the flip flopping effect can also have a very negative effect on your life.
It can make you feel insecure and feel less secure in your relationships, say the researchers, and it can cause you to feel anxious and down.
What to do if you think you might be flipping flopped?
Don’t give into the temptation.
Instead, focus on your positive traits and what you want to do for your life, and do whatever is necessary to improve them, say Professor Khanna and colleagues.
If you feel you’re getting flipped, it’s worth checking yourself for signs.
If you’re worried about your flicker, take steps to reduce the pressure and be aware of how your mind and body are responding to it.
It may be time to consider moving away from social media, said Dr Khanna.