Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: What people who are right a lot do differently

Source: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: What people who are right a lot do differently
Source: 15 Common Cognitive Distortions: https://psychcentral.com/lib/15-common-cognitive-distortions/

People who are right a lot change their minds! They aren’t rigid thinkers who get stuck in the details that only support their opinion. They don’t feel a deep need to be right and argue for a position just because they came up with the idea. They can be flexible in their thinking and adjust their thinking and behaviors when they encounter new information or perspectives.

The need to always be right is also a cognitive distortion that can hamper our ability to be effective decision-makers and leaders in our diverse communities. The need to always be right, may also cause stress in relationships too when we favor our own feelings at the expense of reality–reality, perhaps offered in the form of an alternate perspective from a friend, co-worker, or family member.

At the end of the day, we need to understand that we don’t know it all, we need to consider the experiences of people not like us, and practice being flexible thinkers, because ultimately these traits only benefit us and our communities.

Expert on Mental Illness Reveals Her Own Struggle – NYTimes.com

Source: Expert on Mental Illness Reveals Her Own Struggle – NYTimes.com.

Marsha Linehan struggled with her own severe mental illness before she created her now famous Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which she originally used to treat her own clients who have Borderline Personality Disorder. She went on to teach at the University of Washington, and her therapy has been adapted for use in other settings, including inpatient addiction treatment centers, where clients learn skills to help themselves regulate their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors instead of turning to drugs, alcohol, and other negative coping mechanisms.