26 Cognitive Biases You Never Knew You Had

Thanks to Bernie, who empathized with the plagiarism of my poem, I stumbled upon this excellent list!

A cognitive bias is something that our minds commonly do to distort our own view of reality.

More interestingly, “you’ll never be able to truly gauge any of the biases you might be operating under since it’s not possible to accurately observe a system you’re part of.

I have one suggested addition to the list, which is more a corollary to “Endowment effect – the tendency for people to value something more as soon as they own it.” You got it, the Disendowment effect – the tendency for people to value something less as soon as they’ve sold or given it away”! 🙂

Also, do you think iNTjs are vulnerable to “Information bias – the tendency to seek information even when it cannot affect action?

Here are the 26 most studied and widely accepted cognitive biases: “26 Reasons What You Think is Right is Wrong“.

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One thought on “26 Cognitive Biases You Never Knew You Had

  1. Hello again. So nice to poke about your blog. I find it interesting. Just wanted to ask you to update your link in this post. I went from http://inkrambles.wordpress.com to http://inkrambles.com.

    And, I found an interesting article on Technorati you might like. Not to say your blog needs help. It doesn’t, but I thought this was good for any blogger to know.

    http://www.problogger.net/archives/2008/01/04/7-types-of-blog-posts-which-always-seem-to-get-links-and-traffic/

    Thank you and will drop in again from time to time.

    Ink

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