"Confirmation bias, is like looking at the world through a pair of sunglasses (beliefs.) It's almost impossible to tell what reality looks like until you take your sunglasses (beliefs) off. It's part of the human condition, and we all do it to some degree. So Scott, explains some techniques on how to tell if you're experiencing this phenomenon in the following ways."
"So confirmation bias often seems like a problem others have (especially if they disagree with us) - and not a problem that we might have. In many ways, confirmation bias is like being color blind. You may go years before you realize you have a problem. "
"The confirmation bias is like having your own, personal "yes-man" installed in your brain, always looking for evidence that your preconceptions and assumptions are valid and true, and pretty much ignoring evidence or information that says any different."
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