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How to reduce your egocentric bias

  • Use self-distancing language: for e.g,  instead of thinking “what should I do”, think “what should you do”/“what should [your name] do”.
  • Try to see things from someone else’s viewpoint, or you can try to see things from a generalized external perspective.
  • Become aware of your innate tendency to focus on yourself.

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