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六级阅读真题 | 我们为什么会模仿他人的行为?

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这篇文章选自2021年6月六级阅读真题(第三套)。在日常交流的过程中,我们常会模仿谈话对象的行为,我们为什么会模仿对方的行为呢?在写作创作中,抄袭和模仿的界线又在哪里呢?


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Emulating your conversation partner's actions is a common human behavior classified as "mirroring" and has been known and studied by psychologists for years.

We all tend to subconsciously copy gestures of people we like.

But why do we act like this?

As a rule, mirroring means that conversationalists enjoy their communication and that there's a certain level of agreement between them.

The topic of discussion is equally interesting for both and they know their interests meet.

Repeating someone's behavior is typical of talented communicators, not always because the person is sympathetic, but because there is a goal to be achieved.

This way new idols have been brought to the stage: politicians, celebrities, and other big names.

Popular culture makes people want to look popular, and act and speak like popular people.

Nowadays celebrities steal lyrics from each other and struggle with copyright violation accusations or straightforwardly claim themselves to be the authors, even though all the work was done by other people.

Among celebrities, it's trendy nowadays to use their own speech writers as politicians do.

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