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Introduction

Self

Introduction

Self

10 Groupings

Me vs. Others Bias

Introduction

Blind Spot Bias

Introduction

IKEA Bias

Introduction

Zeigarnik Effect

Introduction

Curse of Knowledge
Bias

Introduction

Self-Serving Bias

Introduction

Spotlight Bias

Introduction

Dunning-Kruger
Effect

Introduction

Bystander Effect

Introduction

Cryptomnesia Bias

Introduction

Self

Conclusion

Self-related Biases

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Self-related biases are cognitive biases that cause us to judge ourselves differently than we understand and judge others. These biases include Me vs. Others, Blind Spot, IKEA Effect, Zeigarnik Effect, Curse of Knowledge, Self-Serving, Spotlight, Dunning Kruger Effect, Bystander Effect, and Cryptomnesia. Developing an awareness of your biases brings them to the forefront of your thinking and is the first step toward change. Working to overcome your biases will help you improve your decision-making and problem-solving. It will also enhance your relationships and help you treat people fairly.

Based on your responses, the following graphic reflects your tendency toward judging yourself differently than others.

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Self-related biases are among six groupings of cognitive biases:

Zeigarnik Effect

We learn or notice something new; we start seeing it everywhere due to selective attention.

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Your responses indicate that when reflecting on your work and life, you often focus more on incomplete tasks, unmet goals, and unfulfilled aspirations than those you met successfully. However, you do not always do this and can sometimes take a more balanced view of your history. Being aware of this bias will help you become more realistic and increase your level of satisfaction.

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Understanding others

The Zeigarnik Effect might influence other people more or less than you. Understanding other individuals’ bias levels will help provide an objective view of your biases in this category.

 

  • Individuals strongly influenced by this bias when reflecting on work and life tend to focus more on uncompleted tasks, unmet goals, and unfulfilled aspirations than on their positive achievements. This bias prevents them from having a realistic idea about your history and may negatively impact how they perceive themselves and their level of satisfaction.

  • When reflecting on their work and life, individuals moderately influenced by this bias tend to focus more on incomplete tasks, unmet goals, and unfulfilled aspirations than those they met successfully. However, they do not always do this and can sometimes take a more balanced view of your history. Awareness of this bias will help them become more realistic and increase their satisfaction.

  • When reflecting on their work and life, individuals free of this bias tend to have a realistic view of how well they pursued tasks, goals, and aspirations. They can count their successes and failures realistically, and their freedom from this bias helps them feel satisfied and create a balanced sense of self.

Curse of Knowledge Bias

We assume that once we know something, everyone else knows it too.

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Your responses indicate that you sometimes, not always, tend to assume that others are as aware as you are about the things you know. This bias can hinder you when you make a presentation, and sometimes you may hold back from explaining facts or expressing your ideas. Awareness of this bias will help you connect better with your audience and make a greater impact.

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Understanding others

The Curse of Knowledge Bias might influence others more or less than you. Understanding other individuals’ bias levels will help provide an objective view of your biases in this category.

 

  • Individuals strongly influenced by this bias tend to assume that others are as aware as they are of what they know. This bias can hinder them when they make a presentation, and they may hold back from explaining facts or expressing their ideas, thereby impairing their presentation’s quality and value. Awareness of this bias will help them connect better with their audience and make a greater impact.

  • Individuals moderately influenced by this bias sometimes, not always, tend to assume that others are as aware as they are about what they know. This bias can hinder them when they make a presentation, and sometimes they may hold back from explaining facts or expressing their ideas. Awareness of this bias will help them connect better with their audience and make a greater impact.

  • Individuals free of this bias realize that everybody may not be as aware as they are about what they know. Then enjoy explaining facts and expressing their ideas to connect well with their audience to make a strong impact on them.

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Me vs. Others Bias

We judge others on their personality or fundamental character but judge ourselves according to our situation.

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Your responses indicate that you might judge others a little more harshly than yourself. However, stereotypes or prejudices do not completely influence you; you can view your actions objectively. Awareness of this bias will help you improve your judgment and treat others more fairly.

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Understanding others

The Me vs. Others Bias might influence others more or less than you. Understanding other individuals’ bias levels can help you objectively view your biases in this category.

 

  • Individuals strongly influenced by this bias are likely to judge themselves more leniently than they judge others. They believe that their own actions or inability to perform have a valid reason and are not due to an error or misjudgment on their part. But when they judge others, they are probably swayed by stereotypes or prejudice. They are quick to judge and conclude that the other person is solely responsible for their actions or inability to perform and have no valid excuse for their failure.

  • Individuals moderately influenced by this bias do not rely completely on stereotypes or prejudices and often can be objective in their judgments about themselves and others.

  • Individuals free of this bias can recognize other people’s situations (the internal and external factors that may impact their actions, decisions, etc.), and are equally objective about their own actions and errors.

Blind Spot Bias

We regard others as more biased than we are or consider ourselves unbiased.

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Your responses indicate that you do not let this bias completely influence you, and you can sometimes recognize that you hold one or more biases. Awareness of this tendency can cause you to consider that you might be biased and help you make better decisions.

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Understanding others

The Blind Spot Bias might influence other people more or less than you. Understanding other individuals’ bias levels will help provide an objective view of your biases in this category.

 

  • Individuals strongly influenced by this bias believe they are free of bias but strongly feel that others are biased. Awareness of this tendency will help them consider that they might be biased, which will help them make better decisions.

  • Individuals moderately influenced by this bias can sometimes recognize that they have one or more biases. Awareness of this tendency will help them consider that they might hold one or more biases which will help them make better decisions.

  • Individuals free of this bias believe they may carry biases and do not believe others are more biased than they are. Therefore, they are free of this bias.

IKEA Bias

We place a higher value on things we have helped create.

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Your responses indicate that you do not let this bias completely influence you and sometimes can objectively evaluate the value of objects, products, and decisions. Overcoming this bias will help you be objective about the value of things around you.

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The IKEA Bias might influence other people more or less than you. Understanding other individuals’ bias levels will help provide an objective view of your biases in this category.

 

  • Individuals strongly influenced by this bias believe objects, products, and decisions have a higher value because they helped create them. Overcoming this bias will help them be objective about the value of things around them.

  • Individuals moderately influenced by this bias sometimes objectively evaluate the value of objects, products, and decisions. Overcoming this bias will help them be more objective about the value of things around them.

  • Individuals free of this bias do not place a higher value on objects, products, or decisions they have helped make than on other objects, products, or decisions.

Self-Serving Bias

We think our failures result from situations, but our successes stem from our abilities.

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Your responses indicate that you sometimes blame situations and external factors when you don’t meet your goals. At other times, you take an objective view. This bias may prevent you from effectively evaluating your strategies, strengths, and weaknesses. Awareness of this bias and reflecting on the reasons for your successes and failures will help you work on your limitations and achieve success.

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Understanding others

The Self-serving Bias may influence others more or less than you. Understanding other individuals’ bias levels will help provide an objective view of your biases in this category.

 

  • Individuals strongly influenced by this bias tend to blame situations and external factors when they don’t meet their goals. This bias prevents people from objectively evaluating their strategies, strengths, and weaknesses. Being aware of this bias and reflecting on the reasons for their successes and failures will help them work on their limitations to help them achieve success.

  • Individuals moderately influenced by this bias tend to blame situations and external factors when they don’t meet their goals. At other times, they might take an objective view. This bias may prevent people from effectively evaluating their strategies, strengths, and weaknesses. Being aware of this bias and reflecting on the reasons for their successes and failures will help them work on their limitations and achieve success.

  • Individuals free of this bias take responsibility and are accountable for their successes and failures. They fairly attribute outcomes to their strengths and weaknesses, and resist blaming others, unforeseen circumstances, and the like. Their objectivity makes them aware of their strengths and weaknesses.

Spotlight Bias

We overestimate how much attention people pay to our behavior and appearance.

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Your responses indicate that you are sometimes conscious of others’ opinions. You sometimes think people are observing you and that you might be in the spotlight. This bias might prevent you from being yourself regarding your behavior and appearance. Awareness of and overcoming this bias will help you lead a more fulfilling and relaxed life.

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Understanding others

The Spotlight Bias might influence others more or less than you. Understanding other individuals’ bias levels will help provide an objective view of your biases in this category.

 

  • Individuals strongly influenced by this bias are extremely conscious of others’ opinions. They tend to think that people are always observing them and that they are in the spotlight. This bias prevents them from being themselves in terms of behavior and appearance. Awareness of and overcoming this bias will help them lead a more fulfilling and relaxed life.

  • Individuals moderately influenced by this bias are sometimes conscious of others’ opinions. They sometimes think that people are observing them and that they might be in the spotlight. This bias might hold them back from being themselves regarding their behavior and appearance. Awareness of and overcoming this bias will help them lead a more fulfilling and relaxed life.

  • Individuals free of this bias do not believe they are at the center of people’s attention. They can be themselves and feel free of any constriction or fear of others’ opinions, even when among people. This makes them free to enjoy a fulfilling and relaxed life.

Dunning-Kruger Effect

We are more confident about subjects we know little about and less confident about those in our areas of expertise.

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Your responses indicate that you sometimes believe that you are more knowledgeable on a topic when you know the basics but cannot always explain or talk about a related to your expertise. This bias prevents you from achieving a realistic view of your expertise or knowledge. Awareness of this and overcoming this bias will enhance your contributions to conversations that others will appreciate.

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Understanding others

The Dunning-Kruger Effect may influence others more or less than you. Understanding other individuals’ bias levels will help provide an objective view of your biases in this category.

 

  • Individuals strongly influenced by this bias believe they are knowledgeable and can hold an in-depth conversation on a topic about which they know only the basics but cannot explain or talk about a topic related to their expertise. This bias prevents them from achieving a realistic view of their expertise or knowledge. Being aware of and overcoming this bias will enhance their contributions to conversations that others will appreciate.

  • Individuals moderately influenced by this bias sometimes believe they are more knowledgeable on a topic when they know the basics but cannot always explain or talk about a related to their expertise. This bias prevents them from achieving a realistic view of their expertise or knowledge. Being aware of and overcoming this bias will enhance their contributions to conversations that others will appreciate.

  • Individuals free of this bias can accurately judge their knowledge, awareness, and expertise. They do not express expert opinions about something outside their field of expertise but would freely comment if they are highly knowledgeable about the topic.

Bystander Effect

The more people around us when we witness an incident, the less likely we are to help the victim.

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Your responses indicate you are free of this bias. You act when required and feel responsible and accountable during a crisis, even when others are around. You rise to the occasion and help those in need, whether other people are around or not.

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Understanding others

The Bystander Effect might influence others more or less than you. Understanding other individuals’ bias levels will help provide an objective view of your biases in this category.

 

  • Individuals strongly influenced by this bias tend to let others take responsibility or believe they are not responsible unless nobody else is around. This bias can cause them to think that somebody else is accountable or responsible, especially during a crisis. Such an assumption could stem from their need to avoid responsibility, a fear of the unknown, or the belief that individuals around them will act. Being aware of and overcoming this bias will help them act, which may help others in times of need.

  • Individuals who are moderately influenced by this bias sometimes, but not always, let others take responsibility or believe that they need not act unless no one else is around. This bias makes one think somebody else is accountable or responsible, especially during a crisis. Such an assumption could stem from their need to avoid responsibility, a fear of the unknown, or the belief that individuals around them will act. Being aware of and overcoming this bias will help them act, which may help others in times of need.

  • Individuals free of this bias act when required and feel responsible and accountable during a crisis, even when others are around. They rise to the occasion and help those in need, whether other people are around or not.

Cryptomnesia Bias

We mistake imagination for memories and real memories for imagination.

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Your responses indicate that sometimes, not always, you tend to confuse real memories and imagination and vice versa. This bias might prevent you from making accurate judgments or sound conclusions based on your memory. Being aware of this bias will help you consider the accuracy of your memory before making judgments or decisions.

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Understanding others

The Cryptomnesia Bias might influence others more or less than you. Understanding other individuals’ bias levels will help you gain an objective point of view.

 

  • Individuals strongly influenced by this bias tend to confuse real memories with imagination and vice versa. This bias prevents them from making accurate judgments or sound conclusions based on their memory. Awareness of this bias will help them consider the accuracy of their memory before making judgments or decisions.

  • Individuals strongly influenced by this bias [medium score] – Your responses indicate that sometimes, not always, you tend to confuse real memories and imagination and vice versa. This bias prevents them from making accurate judgments or sound conclusions based on their memory. Awareness of this bias will help them consider the accuracy of their memory before making judgments or decisions.

  • Individuals free of this bias clearly distinguish between their imagination and memory. They can make accurate judgments and draw sound conclusions based on memory.

Talent Transformation has also developed worksheets to help you develop work on your biases to help you improve your decision-making, problem-solving, relationships, and fairness.

Conclusion

Cognitive biases are innate. However, developing an awareness of your biases brings them to the forefront of your thinking and is the first step toward change. Overcoming your biases will help you improve your decision-making and problem-solving. It will also enhance your relationships and help you treat people fairly.

This guidance derives from your responses to the quiz on Self-related Biases, one of six cognitive biases groupings:

Action-oriented biases:

Drive us to take action less thoughtfully than we should.

Interest biases:

Arise in the presence of conflicting incentives, including non-monetary and even purely emotional ones.

Pattern recognition biases:

Lead us to recognize patterns and sometimes imagine them even where none exist.

Stability biases:

Create a tendency toward inertia in the presence of uncertainty.

Social biases:

Arise from the preference for harmony over conflict

Self-related biases:

Cause us to judge ourselves differently than we understand and judge others.

Self-related biases:

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