The Process of What We Do In Situations

Bob Archer shared an interesting article on LinkedIn about how we behave in any given situation.
He said that if you asked someone why they behave in a particular way in a given situation, they would probably say the “it seemed obvious to them” or that it “was instinctive.”
We all have a data bank “of experiences” in our head and maybe in our bodies that we (unconsciously) refer to when anything happens and that we go through a number of steps in order to reach our conclusions.
We observe information from the situation.
We select facts based on convictions and prior experiences.
We interpret facts and give them a personal meaning.
We make assumptions based on the meaning we give to our observations.
We draw conclusions based on the meaning we give them.
We adopt beliefs about the situation. This step-by-step process is short circuited by the fact that, since the process happens so quickly, what may seem perfectly clear in our mind is obvious only to us.
This process is like a ladder of inference.

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