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user-inactivated  ·  2667 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Are We Different People in Different Languages?

    Are We Different People in Different Languages?

Yes, to the extent of "different".

Native languages parse through the emotional center of our brains whille non-native ones parse through the reasoning part. This makes decision-making in different in non-native language; it's also the reason you read a speech in the listeners' native language if you want to have a higher chance of them agreeing with you.

Personally, I find myself more reasonable and critically thinking when speaking in English (which includes internal dialogue). I'm able to push through emotionally-stressful situations easier when conversing about them in English. It doesn't change my perception of what is emotionally stressful; I guess it parses the situation slightly differently.