The title is inspired from …Anita Archer…Look…Lean…whisper –strategy for sharing with a partner.
So am sharing a few biases which I found around me….few of which I am guilty of myself.
Confirmation bias:I am oversensitive to recognizing patterns especially about something negative.( Old news..I know)
My claim: 13 is an unlucky number for me
My evidence: I was thrown out of my in-laws house on 13th, my late mother was in the ICU–her room number was 13, there were 13 days between my mom’s birthday and death day, a very dear and close friend of mine lost their spouse on 13th. And last and most powerful the letter “M” is the 13th letter of the alphabet and hence I am unlucky…..laugh if you must…I know that you are…but that’s what my crooked mind is up to.
Social proof/Chauffeur knowledge: Limited understanding of anything but doing it because everyone else is doing it
My claim: Whats app messages discussing intellectual topics are totally useless
My Evidence: I have tried and done it, just probing a little bit further to anyone who passes on such seemingly intellectual posts and most of the time they have no clue about the topic at all, and sometimes to cover up they just keep asking the same question in other groups and than keep posting those answers in the group….(Deja moo…hmmm)
Illusion of control and Framing (Not what you say, but how you say makes all the difference) are other two biases which I find mostly in school, with teachers who are unable to manage students and the latter mostly used by effective leaders(..this should not be a surprise;) to get work done.
So yes, we are surrounded and crowded by biases and sometimes just sometimes they strike us so bad and we feel like we are ready to explode like it’s Diwali!!!!