Confirmation Bias is a common fallacy where we feed our existing beliefs and refute any contradictory information.
These belief patterns, no matter how right they may seem, are not immune to error, and we need to make an effort to look beyond the boundaries.
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Fundamental Attribution Error is when we pay too much attention to the personality of a person and ignore the content.
We need to shift the focus away from ‘who did/said that?’ and look at other causes/reasons.
Understanding Hanlon's razor results in a mindset shift, which enables us to view the entire scenario in a third person’s perspective, rather than being in the centre of the drama.
Something we assume is due to bad intentions of others may be just due to ignorance, incompe...
“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity”
Availability Bias is a mental shortcut that makes us form opinions or base our decisions related to recent information that is easy to recall.
We need to probe deeper and move towards better information gathering.
We usually assume the worst if we get hurt by the people we love and trust. The various biases in our minds (confirmation bias, fundamental attribution error, and availability bias) play havoc in our relationships.
Hanlon’s razor can shift our mind from an assumption of bad intentions by ...
The basic rules that we need to apply:
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