We humans do many stupid things. But sometimes it’s not our fault, it’s just how our brains naturally function.
Psychology Today and PsyBlog write about four things humans are inclined to do that cause us to make poor decisions.
1. We treat inferences as facts
2. Polarized Thinking
3. Intensional Orientation: Viewing people, objects, and events in terms of labels rather than how they actually exist or operate. The problem is that many people never get past the labels.
4. Extensional Orientation: Viewing people, objects, and events by their actual existence or operation and then (if then) through their labels.