We are not as good at making decisions as we think. People like to consider themselves as rational beings but cognitive biases are those mental shortcuts that so often come into play in this process… and there are nearly 200 of them!
We don’t see everything, we remember things in a way that did not necessarily happen, we rely on a limited set of information and we “trust” illusions often based on our own “judgment”.
The Cognitive Bias Codex is a great reminder of biases’ impact on our decision-making process. Take a look.
Photo credits to Buster Benson. You can download a high-resolution version of the diagram, below.