Making assumptions is a completely natural behavior, but it can lead to beliefs and even actions that we would not have come to if we had all the information, and that practice can cause much undue anxiety and stress. Use critical thinking skills to acknowledge and resist assumptions to quiet your biases and save yourself some energy and anxiety.
- Recognize the temptation to make assumptions
- Learn the ladder of inference and how it can affect your life
- Redirect yourself to avoid assumptions and diminish your biases