These 20 Cognitive Biases Explain Your Bad Decisions


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“To err is human” — an occasional faux pas or misstep is far from unordinary.

But do you ever find yourself saying, “What on earth was I thinking?”

Well, we may have some answers for you.

Cognitive biases are flawed patterns of thought which often lead to misjudgment, or the wrongful assessment of a situation. They often cause a person’s perception to contrast with reality.

Business Insider compiled a list of 20 psychological tendencies that often spark ill-fated decisions. Have a look. Do any of these cognitive biases seem all-too-familiar?


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