Principles Which Govern Human Behavior

This is my list of generally observed human behaviors, in relation to how they affect our interpersonal relationships and intellectual behaviors. Apophenia Apophenia is the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data. Asymmetric Expectations and Rules The expectations and rules which we assume apply to other people are not applied to ourselves in the same way, nor with the same sense of scale. Benefits which we receive are generally considered justly rewarded, whereas beneits received by others (or those who are not members of our tribe) are considered ill-gotten gains – even when the order of magnitude is far less than anything we (or those in our tribe) have received.

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