May 25, 2014 ☼ psychology

False beliefs, it turns out, have little to do with one’s stated political affiliations and far more to do with self-identity: What kind of person am I, and what kind of person do I want to be? All ideologies are similarly affected.

The New Yorker. Why is it so hard to correct false beliefs?

Related:  If you can’t understand what other people think [and] how you’re being seen by other people, it’s very hard to lead or manage them effectively.”

(this blog post is re-affirming my self-identity)