Judging vs Perceiving: What’s the Difference & Which of the Two Do You Use?

How do you view the world? What influences your decisions? Are you a logical person or more intuitive? Do you prefer a set routine or are you spontaneous and flexible? People tend to fall into one of two personality types: Judging vs Perceiving, but why is this important? Knowing the…

Hindsight Bias: Why We Overestimate Our Ability to Predict Events

They say hindsight is a wonderful thing, but don’t you just hate it when people say things like ‘I told you that would happen’ or ‘I just knew it all along’? Are they particularly gifted in their ability to see into the future or predict the past? I’m afraid not.…

5 Benefits of Slow Thinking, According to Science

In a world where everything inexorably requires us to speed up, most people’s intuition tells them that being faster is better. However, according to research, our intuition may not always be as good as we think it is. Moreover, thinking slow may have several benefits over fast thinking in a…

How Distinction Bias Is Tricking You into Making the Wrong Choices

We all like to think we are in control of our decisions, but these are often influenced by many factors around us, leading our thought processes in one direction. What is distinction bias? Distinction bias is the influence of making a choice when presented with two similar options side by…

Maximizers and Satisficers: Which One Are You and What Does It Mean?

Decision making is an unavoidable feature of our lives. However, researchers have found that some of us are better at it than others. Psychologists have grouped people into two distinctive categories: maximizers and satisficers. In this post, we look at the meaning behind the terms ‘maximizer’ and ‘satisficer’. And help…