Isn’t human psychology interesting? The more I learn it, the more I appreciate how intricate as well as tricky our brains are. It seems like you never easily guess what your true motives are until you start studying about your own brain. Recently, I had to acknowledge the fact that I am obviously a bit of a control freak. I am also entirely unbelievable at tricking myself with the illusion of control. I found this out the difficult way when it came down to bad indoor air quality in our office; For the past year or so, I have had our own private office at work so that I can manage a immense research lab. When I got to our office, I was entirely enthusiastic to have our own private temperature control, but during all of the years that I worked in the lab, it was bitterly cold. I was regularly freezing as well as shivering when I was trying to do our lab work. The building had an intensive air quality control system which was designed to help with air purification as well as decontamination. Because the central cooling system was so powerful, there was regularly ice freezing air blasting through every vent. As someone who is naturally cold, I easily didn’t appreciate the abundant AC every moment of every afternoon. I got into our office for the first time, as well as instantly knew I wanted to change the temperature control to compensate for this overpowering cooling system. I turned the temperature up as well as was much happier when I reported to work each afternoon. Then, the facility manager stopped to talk to myself and others the other afternoon. He mentioned that the indoor air quality had been fluctuating, as well as asked if I observed it in our office. When I told him about our differing temperature control settings, he just laughed. He told myself and others that the temperature control was a dummy. I never had control over the office temperature at all.