1. The Shameful Narcissist · December 31, 2015

    I find myself keeping silent more often than I would like because I know that I could have all the words in a thousand tongues, and t wouldn’t make a difference. Cognitive dissonance is a huge obstacle in many arguments/debates. We all have some and I try to recognize and overcome my own, but I’ve been in way too many arguments with people who either can’t, won’t try, or lack empathy. This final one seems to be the most damning to be honest. I think it’s the combination of cognitive dissonance and being unempathetic that causes me to leave a discussion utterly disheartened.

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    • Lady CAS · January 1, 2016

      Interesting I find that I in more danger of cognitive dissonance in my work environment and sometimes with friends than at home. I think this is because no matter how much I think I have chosen truly diverse friends they tend to group think and follow my thinking. I wonder if at times they really feel this way before the conversation, or in if fact they were persuaded permanently to my side and they are comfortable with this thought, or if they only did it to fit in with the group. I always wonder this. I know I am a strong leader and a good friend, so I always wonder. This is what disheartens me, yet I never steer from the discussion, I only enter it with caution knowing this could happen and watch their trends in future conversations and sometimes say little to see how they may respond without my influence.


  2. gentlekindness · January 2, 2016

    Excellent post. I fully agree.

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