Social Comparison Theory

"Dost fail ho jaye toh dukh hota hai … Lekin dost first aa jaye toh zyaada dukh hota hai". One can recall this dialogue from 3 idiots movie which translates to 'When your best friend flunks, you feel bad, when he tops, you feel worse.' Soon after graduation, in most cases, we don't know whether we... Continue Reading →

Lake Wobegon Effect

Have you ever believed that you are better than your friends/peers or even your manager? The answer is we usually overestimate our abilities. It's just not you but most of us believe that we are better than others. For some of us, this may be true, but very few would acknowledge if they are below average.... Continue Reading →

Cognitive Bias

Have you ever felt that left-handed people are more talented and creative than right-handed people? I personally hold this belief that left-handed people are more talented, creative than right-handed people. Whenever I see any person who is intelligent and smart and coincidentally the same person is also left-handed, I will confirm my existing beliefs. Is... Continue Reading →

Dunning-Kruger Effect

Have you ever met someone who knows everything in this world from politics to stocks, mythological to mars, gold to bitcoin? The chances are more that you came across such people in your life. The problem with these people is that they might be very strong in one area and they think they have the... Continue Reading →

Inversion : How To Avoid Looking Dumb?

Inverse thinking is the process of approaching a solution from the opposite end or from backwards. It's a powerful method for identifying and removing obstacles and dealing with difficult problems on your path to success. Inversion thinking is one of the many mental models that can be useful in most of the problems we face.... Continue Reading →

Halo Effect

Last day, with lot of excitement, my manager said to me, "Hey, we got a new team member finally. Her name is Rhea and she will be joining coming Monday".   As soon as I hear the name with the same excitement, I started imagining her as a young girl who will be attractive, smart... Continue Reading →

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