5 Intelligent Ways to Deal With Closed-Minded People
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They can be exhausting and annoying many a times. They preach and boast so often that with time it becomes a part of their personality. According to a recent study, nearly 70 per cent of people are about twice as likely to cherry-pick information that supports their own viewpoints than to consider an opposing idea.
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"Close-minded people are very certain and dogmatic in their views, and generally believe that there is a single correct point of view. The implication is that you have a group of people who would only seek to confirm their points of view, resisting all evidence to the contrary via avoidance of exposure," said study researcher Dolores Albarracin, a psychology professor at the
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