Hat Tip to The Barrister over at Maggie's Farm
List of Common Cognitive Biases. We have covered many, perhaps all of these here over the years. It's so easy when it is someone else. I have included examples as we went along, and commenters have supplied even more, usually better than mine. As with playing cards in Vegas and "If you don't know who the pigeon is in fifteen minutes, you're the pigeon," if you don't think that it's you being described, it's you.
#1. The confirmation bias is the tendency to listen more often to information that confirms our existing beliefs. Through this bias, people tend to favor information that reinforces the things they already think or believe.