The Voluntary Life: 202 Self-Deception

26 April 2015

202 Self-Deception


In this episode, I share two theories from social psychology about why we sometimes lie to ourselves and fool ourselves, as well as suggestions for overcoming these tendencies. I describe some of my own approaches to overcoming self-deception by getting objective data about my life.  In order to gain self-knowledge, you have to reduce the gap between what you think about yourself and reality. Although this is often an uncomfortable process, the truth is always liberating.

Show Notes

Listen to Episode 202 (20 minutes) 

1 comment:

  1. Great podcast, very informative and interesting. Curiously enough, I had been thinking about unconscious ignorance this last weekend, and started to develop a theory that links said discomfort to envy.

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