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8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day--And How To Avoid Them | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
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?
[Tweet "I suffer confirmation bias. Or is that because I believe it to be so?"]
[reminder]What's your biggest bias?[/reminder]
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