The verbal trick that can help with strong emotions
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Published in the journal Science, the 2017 study looked at the generic use of 'you' and its function psychologically.
According to Ariana Orvell, a psychologist at the University of Michigan by using the word 'you' instead of 'I' to describe emotional experiences, people are able to distance themselves and cope with it.
Orvell, who authored the study wrote:
When people use 'you' to make meaning from negative experiences, it allows them to ‘normalise’ the experience and reflect on it from a distance.
Or saying that ‘when you are angry, you say and do things that you will most likely regret’ might actually explain a personal situation, but the individual attempts to make it something many people relate to.