We process information in our head which leads us into believing certain things which may or may not be true. Rationalizing of the human brain has been a cool method by the human brain to come to most conclusions. Here is a list of top 5 most common mistakes that the brain makes-
Heuristics are strategies using easily accessible, though loosely related, information to aid problem solving. The available memories in our head, guide our decision-making more. The memories which are most vivid and unusual than the daily routine or schedule are brighter in the mind. Remembering only certain kind of memories and forgetting others makes us take decision which might not be full-proof.
The Restraint Fallacy
Some people believe that they have more restraint at the sight of temptation. Some of us overestimate this idea in our head. This leads to not only giving in to temptation, but also falsely believing that you have a quality when you just possess it in thought. When an individual has an inflated sense of control over their impulses, they tend to overexpose themselves to temptation, which in turn promotes the impulsive or rash behavior.
This is when a bystander of an injustice tries to rationalize the injustice in his head to not take the required action. They perceive that what happened was not-so-unjust to just. This can prove to be lethal in case of a crime involvement. This rationalization perceives the victim in the bad light, as the one who aggravated the whole fiasco.
This is the false belief of the brain that they can influence outcomes, when in reality they have no influence on them. This is the sole fallacy which gives rise to gambling behavior and belief in paranormals. They think pure luck or external factors are under their control when they win something and winning just confirms their stand.
The Planning Fallacy
This is the mistake of underestimating the time required to complete a task. People tend to believe that it would take them less time, when in reality it is very different. This problem leads to not meeting important deadlines. This fallacy arises out of the optimism bias, which certain humans possess which makes them believe that they are too good for the work.
However, these mind games can be curbed if you think in a logical pattern. Remember, it’s all in the mind.