- Quoted from web site for "Critical Thinking
The Human Mind Is
Naturally Prone To the Following Egocentric Tendencies. We
have to learn to overcome them.
The egocentric person is
convinced that his
understanding of things is the
- egocentric memory (the natural
tendency to "forget" evidence and information that does
not support our thinking and to "remember" evidence and
information that does)
- egocentric myopia*
(the natural tendency to think absolutistically within an
overly narrow point of view)
- egocentric infallibility*
(the natural tendency to think that our beliefs are true
because we believe them)
- egocentric righteousness (the
natural tendency to feel superior in the light of our
confidence that we are in the possession of THE
- egocentric hypocrisy*
(the natural tendency to ignore flagrant*
inconsistencies between what we profess*
to believe and the
our behavior imply, or
inconsistencies between the standards to which we hold
ourselves and those to which we expect others to
- egocentric oversimplification
(the natural tendency to ignore real and important
complexities in the world in favor of simplistic notions
when consideration of those complexities would require us
to modify our beliefs or values)
- egocentric blindness (the
natural tendency not to notice facts or evidence that
contradict our favored beliefs or values)
- egocentric immediacy*
(the natural tendency to over-generalize immediate
feelings and experiences--so that when one event in our
life is highly favorable or unfavorable, all of life
seems favorable or unfavorable as well) (May apply to an
individual compartment of one's life - Mr.
- egocentric absurdity (the
natural tendency to fail to notice thinking that has
consequences, when noticing them would force us to
rethink our position)
- Source is web site for "Critical
If one has this problem,
what can they do to overcome it?
To learn about other thinking styles read
Meaning of Words as Used in This
Contrary to all reason or common sense; illogical,
ridiculous, or untrue
To stick to. To follow rules accurately and
Outrageously noticeable or evident
Saying one thing but doing the opposite.
The state, condition, or quality of being immediate.
Occurring very close together in time.
Not able to fail. Never wrong.
Near sighted. Only being able to see what is close to
you. Not being able to see into the distance.
To say out loud.
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