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The halo effect and your opinion of others

The halo effect influences how you judge others. Just because someone has a single positive trait doesn't mean you should form a favourable opinion of them. Conversely, just because they have a single negative quality doesn't mean you should form a negative impression.

The most effective way to withstand the halo effect is to slow down your reasoning process.


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