Optimism Bias

Optimism Bias

You overestimate the likelihood of positive outcomes.

The Halo Effect

The Halo Effect

How much you like someone, or how attractive they are, influences your other judgments of them.

Declinism

Declinism Bias

You remember the past as better than it was, and expect the future to be worse than it will likely be.

Negativity Bias

Negativity Bias

You allow negative things to disproportionately influence your thinking.

Groupthink

Group Think Bias

You let the social dynamics of a group situation override the best outcomes.

The Barnum Effect

The Barnum Effect

You see personal specifics in vague statements by filling in the gaps.

The Backfire Effect

Backfire Effect

When some aspect of your core beliefs is challenged, it can cause you to believe even more strongly.

Self-Serving Bias

Self Serving Bias

You believe your failures are due to external factors, yet you’re responsible for your successes.