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Since we spend the majority of the time experiencing things from our own perspective, we struggle to imagine the perspective of others.
The curse of knowledge is a cognitive bias that makes it difficult for people to account for the fact that other people’s thoughts, beliefs, and views are different from their own.
You need to be conscious of the fact that people have different levels of knowledge than you.
Use various debiasing techniques in order to help you account for the influence of the curse of knowledge.
The curse of knowledge is about the difficulty in communication that people have when they know something that others don’t, and not just about the difficulty experts have.
This bias can play a role in any situation where one person recognizes something that other people don’t, and then account for it accordingly.
Having an understanding of how the curse of knowledge affects people’s thinking can help you anticipate their behavior more accurately.
If you are aware that someone else is more knowledgeable in a certain field than others, you can take this into account when predicting how they will behave.
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