By Published On: July 29, 2015

You are reading the listicle version of the Psychology of Listicles! Below are five reasons listicles are popular among the masses. If you are still wondering what a listicle is at the end of this article, you can read a more in-depth explanation here in the traditional article version.

  1. You know exactly when the article will end.
  2. The format is easy for our brain to process.
  3. We can skim a list and still get every bit of information from it.
  4. Satisfies our curiosity with little effort.
  5. They are clearly organized.

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