#13: Peer Review Your Perspectives

* Mental Model #13: Peer Review Your Perspectives. Many of the ways we fail at solving problems are related to our inability to look at other perspectives. In fact, we should be continually checking our perspectives through triangulation against those of others. Thinking and solving in a vacuum will never work because if you didn’t experience it firsthand, it won’t make sense to you.

* Mental Model #14: Find Your Own Flaws. This mental model is about resisting the comforting allure of confirmation bias and attempting to scrutinize yourself before others ever get the chance. Assume that you are wrong; this especially applies to interpersonal relationships. If you assume that you are at least 1% responsible for conflict, then your illusion of superiority and infallibility is broken, an important factor in social interaction.

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