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  • Repeated exposure can be a powerful tool in establishing liking.
  • Take a picture of yourself and create a mirror image in one of the editing tools. Choose which one you like better
  • Show the two pictures to a friend and ask her to choose the better one as well. Your friend will prefer the true print, whereas you will think you look better in the mirror image


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The Bias Of Love

The Bias Of Love

The decisions that we make are rarely impartial. Most of us already know that we prefer to take advice from people that we like. We also tend to more easily agree with opinions formed by people we like. The tendency to judge in favour of people and symbols we like is called the bias from ...


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Appearance and the Halo Effect

Appearance and the Halo Effect

The Halo Effect occurs when a specific, positive characteristic determines the way a person is viewed by others on other, unrelated traits.

In the case of beauty, we automatically assign favourable yet unrelated traits such as talent, kindness, honesty, and intelligence, to those we find ph...


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Praise and Compliments Affect Us

Praise and Compliments Affect Us

  • We love to be loved and, consequently, we love those that love us.
  • Joe Girard, the world's "greatest car salesman", prints "I like you" and his name on every holiday card he sends out.
  • Our reaction can be so automatic, that we develop liking even when the attempt to ...


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  • We like people who resemble us.
  • Whether it's appearance, opinions, lifestyle or background, we tend to favour people who in some dimension are most similar to ourselves.
  • Similarity bias extends to even such ambiguous traits as interests and background.
  • Even if the sim...


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Loving by Association and Referral

Loving by Association and Referral

  • Charisma or attraction are not prerequisites for liking - a mere association with someone you like or trust can be enough
  • The bias from an association shows itself in many other domains and is especially strong when we associate with the person we like the most - ourselves
  • Fo...


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All Are Decisions Are Biased In Some Way

All Are Decisions Are Biased In Some Way

  • Most of us already know that we prefer to take advice from people that we like.
  • We also tend to more easily agree with opinions formed by people we like.
  • The tendency to judge in favour of people and symbols we like is called the bias from liking or loving.
  • Besides th...


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How To Curb The Liking

How To Curb The Liking

  • Someone who is conditioned to like the right people and pick their idols carefully can greatly benefit from these biases.
  • The time to call out the defence is when we feel ourselves liking the practitioner more than we should under the circumstances under which we feel manipulated.


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Men are most likely to lie about their occupations on dating apps, whereas women tend to use old pictures or heavily edited recent ones.

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