The first thing you experience influences all subsequent experiences.
Your most recent, emotional, and/or unique experiences are the first ones you turn to when making judgments/justifications.
You consider a challenge to your belief as an attack and therefore double down on it.
Presented with vague data, your brain fills in the gaps, making it seem specific/personal to you.
You refuse to question certain treasured beliefs.
You assume others will respond before you in an emergency/time of need.
You are more likely to agree with information that supports your prior conclusions (and ignore information that doesn’t).
Curse of knowledge
After learning something, you assume it’s obvious to everyone.
You ignore the complexity of past experiences when comparing them to current experiences, ergo the past was better than the present.
Experts know things are complex and underestimate their abilities; novices have an overly simple view and overestimate their abilities.
The context and subtle cues inherent in a situation manipulate your decisions.
Fundamental attribution error
You judge your own behavior considering intent and circumstance, but write others off as always exhibiting certain behavior.
Dissent is avoided; stagnant conformity preserved (because conflict scares you).
Your criticisms of people are influenced by how attractive they are, or how much you like them.
Those in your own group are favored as better (right more often or more distinctive).
Just world hypothesis
You believe the world you prefer (where things are “fair” and you’re allowed to do what you want) must exist.
Negative experiences are disproportionately remembered and influential to decisions.
You can dupe yourself into feeling symptoms/relief just because treatment has happened.
When you feel you are being forced, or that your perspective/time is not respected by someone’s requests, you are likely to do the opposite or resist, disregarding whether the request is good or bad.
You credit yourself for your successes but blame others for your failures.
You overestimate how much people notice your behavior or appearance.
Sunk cost fallacy
When you’ve invested in something, you don’t want to let it go.