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by Adam Grant

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In a turbulent world, there’s another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn.



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First Instinct Fallacy

the instinct to change your initial way of thinking has higher probability of success. Sample case : Students answering multiple-choice exams who opt not to change the answers to questions they’re not really sure of. Only 25% who do change it, shift to wrong answer.


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Cognitive Laziness

  • We often prefer the ease of hanging on to old views over the difficulty of grappling new ones.
  • Questioning ourselves makes the world more unpredictable
  • Reconsidering something we believe deeply can threaten our identities, make it feel as if we’re losing a part of ourselves.


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We favor the comfort of conviction over discomfort of doubt. We listen to the views that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard.



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Dunning-Kruger Effect

It’s when we lack competence that we’re most likely to be brimming with overconfidence.

From Wikipedia :

It is based on the idea that poor performers have not yet acquired the ability to distinguish between good and bad performances. They tend to overrate themselves because they do not see the qualitative difference between their performances and the performances of others.

People who scored the lowest in logical reasoning, grammar and sense of humor had the most inflated opinions of their skills.


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