Errors in perception

Perception is the process of perceiving others and making judgements about them. Sometimes our judgements are wrong. Errors in perceptions and misjudgements could be seen as barriers to communication. Here are some examples where we can be led to judge people inaccurately:

Our perceptions and judgements of other people will be based on our own unique ways of classifying the world and other people. To avoid errors in perception we should be more flexible and open-minded, we should check evidence against first impressions, and be willing to empathise more (see things from their point of view).


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