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Unformatted text preview: occupations, and even religions. People want to be able to know somewhat to expect in a person before they get to know them. We leapt to conclusions which lead to our next reason. Another bad reason would be laziness. To assume a character trait about a person by an action or behavior and without real evidence is very slothful. There are many reasons to explain why a person acted a certain way but is really another. Its usually the worse of the two we choose also. Goldie calls this negative bias. Different circumstances bring out different behaviors in everyone, but people generally like to depict someone by the time they acted in a negative way. We are all round characters, but in life, its much easier to flatten each other out in an attempt to understand how a person really is....
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- Spring '07