Most of us go through life with a selective ear for the news we take in. We hear the good more than the bad, the flattering more than the insulting. And we update our beliefs in a way that reflects that bias.
effect appears in many guises. We update our self image when told we
are smarter or better-looking than we thought. But if we hear we are
more stupid and uglier than we supposed, we revise that image rather
less. In the general population, about 80% to 90% of us behave this way.
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