individual or group perceives a situation becomes a reality that is difficult to break. In 2010 Psychology Today reported two reasons why minds are not easily changed: self-affirmation, and cultural cognition.
Most people like to think they are open-minded. Thinking outside of the box, a popular workplace attribute, is widely thought to depend on the ability to maintain an open-mind. The truth is that once a perception is made it is difficult for the most open-minded of people to change.
To prove the point take a look at the picture available by clicking here. Write down what you see in the picture.
Now look at a second picture by clicking here. Write down what you see in this picture.
What if you were told that what you think is drawn in the picture was incorrect? For most the reaction is one of disbelief leaving the viewer to defend their vision. Instead of arguing, let us look at what each picture contained.