Why Being Generous Is Good For You — The Science Of Giving (Infographic)

A common phenomenon in our daily lives is the feeling of delight and being content after making selfless gestures like giving someone a gift for an occasion or without one. It's not a feeling without a reason, there is actual science involved.

Giving someone gifts pose a psychological effect that makes you feel good about yourself. The chemicals in your brain like oxytocin is responsible for that unexplainable satisfactory ease and that boost in your morale to keep doing that same gesture which makes you feel so much better about yourself. It’s a chain reaction that builds on and the good deed progresses.

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The kinds of gifts most desired by the people in general are, a holiday tour, a gadget, skill building lessons, like arts and crafts and tickets to a concert among many others. Gift cards never get old as a choice of present for someone, and it's better to divide them into a number of small ones instead of one big one.

It helps you maintain and build better relationships. The people around you like you more and your relationships improve substantially. This helps your stress levels to go down and you become healthier.

Following is an infographic that perfectly illustrates the phenomenon of "Giving (small acts of kindness)" and its effects on your personality:

Sure, getting a gift feels good. But research shows that giving feels even better. Here's why.

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