28
Apr
10

Common faults of the human mind


Stumbled upon this page which talks about the 10 most common mistakes of the human mind. Was intriguing to see  so many of these happen every day to all of us.

For example, reactance is defined as the urge to do exactly the opposite of what you are told to do. Found mostly in teenagers, but then I could think of so many situations where I would argue with my manager over a certain way to do things, not because I don’t agree with him, but because I don’t like being told what to do!

Again, self-fulfilling prophecy is engaging in behaviors that obtain results that confirm existing attitudes. An example given is the following:

“Economic Recessions are self-fulfilling prophecies. Because a recession is 2 quarters of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) decline, you cannot know you are in a recession until you are at least 6 months into one. Unfortunately, at the first sign of decreasing GDP, the media reports a possible recession, people panic and start a chain of events that actually cause a recession.”

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