Cognitive dissonance unconsciously drives us to twist things to match our beliefs about ourselves, each other, the situation, and the world. We are all subject to it.
Yet every day, we take in all sorts of new and vital information. Some of it will trigger our cognitive dissonance. To get the benefit of this information, we need to catch and watch as it happens the discomfort that cognitive dissonance causes. We will soon see that cognitive dissonance is a paper tiger: we’re fine, this new information won’t hurt, it will help.
Think of this next time someone gives you information (facts, insights, opinions, feedback) that you don’t agree with.
In your corner,