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  1. The truth is that people often just can't articulate the questions that really concern them.

    And so they are looking for something that will remind them of themselves, in which they will be able to recognize themselves, as in a mirror. The satisfaction of such a search is very superficial.

  2. Yes, a person by nature is always internally no worse than others. Therefore, he tries to find answers to questions that are not clear to him. When asking others, he compares the experience and knowledge of another, more experienced and knowledgeable person with his own ideas. What they do with the new information, take it as a guide to action, rethink their conclusions, and take care of this information depends on the nature of the questioner.

  3. Of course, it is more pleasant for a person to see confirmation of their own words rather than a refutation.

    Even if you have an adequate attitude to criticism and no matter how adequate the arguments of your opponents are, you understand this. But all the same, something inside us will be drawn not to sound criticism, but to support our opinion. Of course, if it is not a stupid lick, well, a lot depends on the person. Someone directly melts from the fact that they agree with him and recognize, someone is more adequate.

  4. Most often, yes )

    This is one of the difficulties of psychotherapy, by the way. Even a person who says to a psychologist “I do not know what is wrong with me!”, deep inside has an explanation for their problems and their condition, which, as a rule, is inadequate: the husband is bad, the wife is hysterical, the penis is small, the chest is large, the country is not the same, etc. And in the process of working, he unwittingly correlates the conclusions that he makes from communicating with a psychologist with his own “preparations”. Mismatch of conclusions to these blanks can lead to very serious psychological defense-from sarcasm and resentment to anger and outright hysteria…

  5. Confirmation bias is the tendency of a person to search for and interpret information or to prefer information that is consistent with their point of view, belief, or hypothesis. [Comm.1][1]

    This phenomenon is a type of cognitive distortion and systematic error of inductive thinking. This distortion is observed when people collect or remember information in a selective way, or when they interpret it biased. The effect is stronger in relation to emotionally significant issues and deep-rooted beliefs. People also tend to interpret ambiguous evidence in ways that support their point of view.


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