Tag Archives: Impression Management

The Self-Serving Bias

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You undoubtedly know yourself better than anyone else knows you.  After all, you alone have unfettered access to your thoughts, feelings, and motivations. At the same time, ironically, you probably know yourself less well than other people know you.  That’s because you exist at the center of a bundle of self-protecting, self-justifying, impression-managing behaviors that you’ve practiced for so long… Read more »

To Tell the Truth

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Throughout July we’re taking an in-depth look at Proverbs, the Bible’s one-of-a-kind book about our never-ending need for wisdom. George Washington and the Cherry Tree is one of the signature stories from America’s earliest days. Its most familiar rendering is found in a book by Mason Locke Weems that has this imposing title:  Life of George Washington: With Curious Anecdotes,… Read more »