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Participants considering their own romantic problem from a third person-perspective scored higher in wise reasoning than those considering their own problem from a first-person perspective.
Stepping back from their own problems, psychologically speaking, led them to reason more wisely — to think more like they would if they were giving their friends advice.
So the next time you find yourself dealing with a personal dilemma, maximize your wise reasoning skills by taking a step back and thinking about your problem the way an outsider would.
This research study revealed ” people’s tendency to reason more wisely about others’ social problems than they do about their own is a common habit ” Its so true…..
Could prompting people to distance themselves from their own problem and consider it in the same way they would a friend’s problem increase wise reasoning?
To test this question, the researchers had a new set of participants imagine the romantic relationship dilemma from the first experiment, in which their partner (or best friend’s partner) cheated on them (or their best friend); however, this time participants were prompted to take a first-person or a third-person perspective when reflecting on their own or their friend’s experience.
Contrary to our assumptions, this manipulation increased risk aversion compared to decisions made from own perspective (but also increased patience).
Increased risk aversion is consistent with social norm (e.g.
You might think you have the next big idea, but have you really done the research to see if it could be successful? Is the space full of slow-moving companies unwilling to change? If you're working hard to fulfill a need, but you hate the work, you'll just end up resenting the company and starting over.
The ideal company idea must check off both of those boxes.