How Does Self-Deception Work?
– Fundamental need to feel right due to our evolution.
– Motivated reasoning and confirmation bias lead us to justify our beliefs, often resulting in self-deception.
Cognitive Dissonance – A Fight Between Your Beliefs And Actions
– Tension between beliefs and actions causes adjustments in behavior.
– Self-deception justifies reverting to old habits.
– Bias blind spot and delusion limit recognizing one’s own biases.
The Self Serving Bias
– Self-serving bias attributes success to self and failure to external factors.
– Practice empathy and avoid fundamental attribution errors.
Being Skeptical And Open-Minded
– Be skeptical of one-sided information and opinions.
– Cultivate an open-minded identity, embracing change and nuanced viewpoints.
Being Friends With People On The Opposite Side Of Your Beliefs
– Broaden perspectives by befriending people with different views.
– Differentiate between values, positions, and interests to understand shared values.
Avoid Allowing Your Beliefs To Affect Your Relationships
– Be open to different perspectives in relationships.
– Recognize self-delusion’s impact on personal beliefs and relationships.