Cognitive Biases (Revisited)
September 22, 2020
It's been awhile since I posted about cognitive biases. (A reminder: Cognitive biases are basically inherent “flaws” in our psychology—they're the predictable ways we misjudge situations, filter information incorrectly, or jump to irrational conclusions about people or events. We all have them. We all succumb to them. And it’s only in understanding them that we can develop the self-awareness to guard ourselves against them.)
It is probably clear by now that I find this subject very interesting as well as practical. It can be such a relief sometimes to understand why I have the thoughts I do - and to understand that we all share the same biases (to a greater or lesser extent). I thought the following article was a good summary of some of the most important cognitive biases we should be cognizant of. Enjoy!