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Tendency #3: to depend on those around us for our own interpretation of what’s going on

Human beings are social creatures and we naturally and unconsciously rely on the people around us to help understand and interpret events as well as what response is appropriate. However, uncritically relying on others for social information can cause us to misinterpret events, including emergencies, in ways which can prevent us from responding wisely or helping others in need.

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