If you really think you are in charge of you, then why are you doing these?
Get ready to have your mind blown.
I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously make all the time. Obviously, none of them are huge, life-threatening mistakes, but they are really surprising and avoiding them could help us make more rational, sensible decisions.
- 1. We surround ourselves with information that matches our beliefs.
- 2. We believe in the “swimmer’s body” illusion.
- 3. We worry about things we’ve already lost.
- 4. We incorrectly predict odds.
- 5. We rationalize purchases we don’t want.
- 6. We make decisions based on the anchoring effect.
- 7. We believe our memories more than facts.
- 8. We pay more attention to stereotypes than we think we do.
I think I've been suffering most from Confirmation Bias. But then, do I really think that, or am I simply confirming what I believe to be true already?
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[reminder]What's your biggest bias?[/reminder]
Curated from www.fastcompany.com