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Blind-Spot Bias

People are better at recognizing biased reasoning in others but are blind to bias in themselves. 

  • Being smart can actually make bias worse. Blind-spot bias is worse the smarter you are.
  • Being smart and aware of your capacity for irrationality alone doesn’t help you refrain from biased reasoning.


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