Today's fact is relatable for all medicos and books lovers <3
Yes, you can subconsciously take on the attributes of your favourite fictional characters when reading a story- not just the thoughts and beliefs of the character, but the whole state of being itself.
Well, it is more often seen in those who are depressed or who don't have much life experiences of their own.
Also, if the reader is able to relate experiences in the life of character of the story, he might take it to his own life and adopt the mindset and perspective of the character. This may lead to temporary or permanent changes in his real life.
Excessive openness to experiences may lead to schizotypal, narcissistic or paranoid personality disorders among others.
Happy reading :D
- Jaskunwar Singh