Cognitive Dissonance | "Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief." --Frantz Fanon
Ego projection. But a normal and necessary stage in many human relationships. We do this so we can relate to them. But we also must learn to accept the differences when we realize that we are very different from one another. Still...I believe more connects us than doesn't (usually).