How We Justify Self…

Watch the tendency to characterize others so that we can justify our thoughts about them.  - NamasteNow!

justifying self

“He didn’t acknowledge the help I gave him, therefore I don’t have to do this new thing for him’. That’s how the logic runs in our minds. We justify our thoughts about another so that we can feel ok about our current actions towards that person. That’s a root cause to why it’s so hard to improve our relationships with people in general.

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Such a way of thinking is sensed by the other person and this creates a vicious cycle that dooms the relationship. Becoming aware of this tendency allows us to design our own thoughts about others. Then we can be more objective and also improve our current relationship with them.

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM watching my biases towards others!

Recommendation: Leadership and Self-Deception by Arbinger Institute

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the BoxKindle Paperwhite, 6

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