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Values and bias

Our values are riddled and limited with our bias. Namely, we tend to value our values over others' values.

Anchoring bias, where we identify something we connect with early on can often be a reflection of our values. We then continue to over index on this detail, ignoring other details that contain helpful information.

Confirmation bias, another cognitive bias, has us looking for details that reinforce our paradigm or view of a situation. Our paradigm is greatly influenced by our values.

Without awareness and setting up intentional counterpoints, that force you to pause and consider contrasts, it can be difficult for these two types of bias to not guide you to quick judgments and narrow thinking.

What is important about not letting your values and bias determine your decisions?

How might you need to introduce healthy counterpoints to your own default, value-driven, thinking and decision-making?