Selective perception

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Selective perception is a fairly common form of cognitive distortion, which directly affects our perception process. It causes us to focus all our attention on one particular piece of information. Selective perception makes us hear, listen and see what we want. We no longer take into account other information.

Selective perception can also be considered as a partial and veiled interpretation of reality. This perception can be influenced by various feelings such as desires and fears. Preconceived ideas also contribute to the development of selective perception.