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Rejecting useful information

Rejecting useful information

We tend to think most people should be eager to get information that can benefit them. But research reveals that up to 50 % of people declined helpful information.

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  • A study found that when people feel they won't be able to act on the information being offered, they are more likely to reject it.
  • People that are more accepting of risk and those who focus on the future are more likely to seek information.

People tend to avoid information when it might hurt their self-image.

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