25 Cognitive Biases - Bias 3 Disliking-Hating Tendency

We also ignore the virtues of those things we dislike and distort the facts to facilitate that hatred while putting on blinders to other options and opinions.

Disliking/Hating Tendency happens from the time the newly arrived human is also born to “dislike and hate”

1) Ignore the virtues in the object of dislike.
2) Dislike people products and actions merely associated with the object of his dislike.
3) Distort other facts to facilitate hatred.

Disliking distortions often makes mediation between opponents locked in hatred either difficult or impossible.

All from Charlie Munger’s Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger, Expanded Third Edition

3 thoughts on “Bias 3 – Disliking/Hating Tendency

  1. Mitchel Nguyen says:

    This reminds me of 2 popular high-school girls that each have their own “cliqs” where they would hate on each other even when they like the same thing! “Like, OMG, look at Becky’s earrings… Those are so 2012. Like Ewww!” (and she has the same pair at home!)

    The story of Romeo and Juliet also comes to mind!

  2. Derrick says:

    Awesome. So for the disliking bias I will use Donald Trump for example. A lot of people I’ve come across don’t seem to be very fond of him. If they dislike him they would ignore a fact I would tell them. And simply, be blind to the truth of a specific situation for this reason. So say he saved a dog from a burning truck. If someone that disliked him heard this fact, they may ignore it. Or distort the fact to negatively effect the situation at hand.

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