1. **Hidden Motives**: - Deepstash
1. **Hidden Motives**:

1. **Hidden Motives**:

Much of human behavior is driven by hidden motives, and we often deceive ourselves about our true reasons for doing things.

"We frequently fool ourselves, taking our own explanations seriously and at face value when, in fact, they are just stories, rationalizations for our actions."

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Being an ambivert person, I am too much fond of reading, and always eager to learn.

"The Elephant in the Brain" provides valuable insights into human behavior, shedding light on the often-hidden forces that drive our decisions and interactions. It encourages readers to look beneath the surface and question their own motivations and the motives of others in various aspects of life.

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