Seeking the truth

Do not organize all new information around first impression.

Accept the unexpected, do not look for the equivalent of yourself over and over again.

When someone says something, don’t ask yourself if it is true. Find under which condition it is true.

People are not that complicated. It is relations between people that are.

Avoid parameter assessment bleeding, i.e. when the impression gained on the first parameter is copied onto the second parameter. If good in first category, good in second, etc.

Beware of The Law of Small Numbers: People often see a pattern when there is none. People jump to conclusions too quickly, before a sufficient number of confirmations can lift any doubt on accuracy.

Halo effect: not seeing that an individual is a compound of separate qualities which must be assessed independently.

Avoid endowment effect , I.e. don’t overvalue what is yours

Is conventional practice effective or is there another insight that can gain informational advantage?

It is great to have doubts because that forces you to assess the validity of your judgement. It forces you to go deeper and deeper in seeking the truth.

People are endlessly complicated and interesting

Always assess the potential extremes and their consequences

It was good for you. How was it for me? and vice versa.

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