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When a new piece of information that we learn from ourselves conflicts with our existing beliefs, and we are unable to deny the authenticity of the new idea, we experience Cognitive Dissonance.
If we are able to revise and update our outdated or incorrect belief patterns, we move towards learning and personal growth.
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According to psychologist JeanPiaget, being open-minded requires a specific mental process. Our existing body of knowledge is called a ‘schema’, and new information can be sorted and fitted in our various ‘schemas’ by a sort of filing process which is called assimilation.
We normally question others when they do not fall in line with our belief patterns.
They are the individuals that only entertain their existing viewpoints, not being receptive to new ideas and previously unknown beliefs.
Being open-minded is a quality that makes us receptive to a diverse range of ideas, arguments and perspectives that may not align with our own.
Confirmation bias is when we are focused on only the ideas and information that align with our existing set of beliefs and reject any information that challenges our existing ‘schemas’.
One may think of oneself as an authority on whatever knowledge has been attained over the years (and assume that our brains are perfect), but one must not fall in the Dunning-Kruger Effect where one’s own knowledge is considered superior and versatile, making them blind towards their own ignoranc...
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