Stress-Influence Tendency Bias
Number 15 Of The 25 Cognitive Biases…
We allow the onset of stress to make fast, extreme decisions which can often be a mixed bag of good and bad.
Examples Of The Stress-Influence Tendency Bias
Adrenaline tends to produce faster and more extreme reactions. Some stress can improve performance but heavy stress often leads to dysfunction.
How To Avoid Falling Victim To The Stress-Influence Tendency Bias
If possible avoid making decisions when you’re stressed.
Set yourself a cooling off period or put aside a block of time to take inventory on the situation when you’re not stressed.
Examine your options after going for a run, getting a massage or performing some guided meditation – then you’ll be in the right frame of mind.
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