Reading Assignment 2

In the article, You wear me out..., how can simulating another person's behavior hurt one's own performance?




On the other hand, in the article, The unbearable automaticity of being, the authors suggest that "behavior matching" or mimicry can serve positive functions. How do the authors suggest we can benefit from mimicry?




Optional: In the last sentence of the automaticity article, the authors suggests that our automatic processes are like "mental butlers." What do they mean by that?