0028 - The halo effect & 3 ways to overcome it

The Unlearning Playground

Feb 23 2023 • 9 mins

The halo effect, without a shadow of doubt, is one of the most important cognitive biases every adult in the room must be aware of.

It is extremely important because it directly influences the way you think about people and in doing so, has a direct impact on the way you navigate your interpersonal relationships - both personal as well as professional.

Join me in this episode as I walk through how this bias affects our everyday thinking and also discuss 3 key ways to avoid falling prey to it.

Let's have some fun in the playground.

Until next time.
Peace out.

=== Outline ===

(00:00) - Intro
(00:30) - What is the halo effect?
(02:05) - Stories
(03:15) - Advice #1
(04:34) - Advice #2
(05:36) - Advice #3
(06:22) - Why all of this is especially relevant today


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