It’s not necessarily deluded to feel in control when you’re not | Psyche Ideas
Scientists studying the illusion of control phenomenon in many of us state that the exaggerated belief patterns are actually a useful tool for success, as the overconfidence of our actions influencing the outside environment can act as a catalyst.
Being in control does wonders to our self-esteem and the sense of power creates a chain reaction that helps us even if it is just a delusion.
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