Why You’re Not as Objective as You Think You Are

We all like to think that we’re rational adults, that we evaluate things based on facts before concluding with a judgement. But that false belief couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Yes, while some can be more disciplined others in their mental evaluations of things, situations, and people, we cannot fully escape the effect our body chemistry has on our thinking.

I’m not going to try and summarize the School of Life video linked below because it’s not long anyway and you should watch it. But I do wish to highlight this: while knowing some imperfect traits about ourselves doesn’t automatically mean that we’re never going to make those mistakes again, the fact that we now know means we can at least recognize when it happens and try to counterbalance its effect. In this case, when you find yourself judging a situation or person while you’re tired, angry, sad, keep a mental note to come back to your judgement later on and see if you still come up with the same conclusion.

Published by Amr Khalifeh

Product Strategy & Design

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