According to Thomas Gilovich, “94% of university professors think they are better at their jobs than their colleagues.”
“25% of college students believe they are in the top 1% in terms of their ability to get along with others.”
“70% of college students think they are above average in leadership ability. Only 2% think they are below average.”
Michael Novak has rightly said, “Our capacity for self- deceit has no known limits.”
Self-deception is the process or fact of misleading ourselves to accept claims about ourselves as true or valid when they are false or invalid. Self-deception, in short, is a way we justify false beliefs about ourselves to ourselves. It is like trying to show ourselves a picture which we like to believe it exists.
Let’s take an example here of a boy named Raju. Raju is a laid back and lazy boy. Every day he gets late to reach his college. The reason is he cannot get up on time. Every day he decides to keep an alarm at 6 in morning but every day he puts off his alarm and sleeps until 7. This keeps on repeating every day and each day, he tries to convince himself, no matter what, from tomorrow he will just wake up on time. However, that tomorrow never comes.
Does this sound familiar to you?
In this case, the problem is not the fact the Raju is unable to get up early in the morning. The problem is Raju’s self-deceit which prevents him from getting up early. Every day when the alarm rings, Raju’s mind tries to convince him that it’s ok if he sleeps for some more time, it won’t do any harm and he can start waking up early from tomorrow. The reality is, if Raju doesn’t get up on time, he will get late for his college and will have to face the consequences but the mind shows a different picture to Raju, which he believes is true.
People tend to have overly favourable views of their abilities or situations. This becomes a problem as it does not allow us to accept the truth and face it. Self-deception can be harmful and can hamper our chances of achieving success. It is important to understand who you truly are and accept yourself and then work towards improving. Handwriting analysis helps you to overcome this issue of self-deceit.
Removing the left ward loop from letters “a” and “o” will help you to eventually get rid of this habit.
Graphology helps to understand many unknown aspects about ourselves through our handwriting. Keep reading this space to know more.