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

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

Exiting from a religion, or other collective ego, or escaping the clutches of a narcissist, or shedding your own cognitive dissonance

Exiting from a religion, or other collective ego, or escaping the clutches of a narcissist, or shedding your own cognitive dissonance

Cognitive dissonance - a defense mechanism

Cognitive dissonance - a defense mechanism

I only understood this after I finally took a good, hard look at what was happening in my subconscious.

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I only understood this after I finally took a good, hard look at what was happening in my subconscious.

We all have an expiration date with a Narcissist! Understanding the attachment to a Narcissist! The denial and cognitive dissonance that distorts our normal reality. | After Narcissistic Abuse

We all have an expiration date with a Narcissist! Understanding the attachment to a Narcissist! The denial and cognitive dissonance that distorts our normal reality. | After Narcissistic Abuse

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).

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).

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