Understanding our perceptions

We need to understand how our perceptions work if we are to change our behaviour. Perceptions act as a filter based on our experiences and are then used to interpret our thoughts on what we see, hear and feel through our conscious thinking.

Our perceptions will always have an impact on our values, feelings and beliefs and that as we continue to subject ourselves to the different emotional and psychological elements that change how we see our realities, those realities will change over time.

Individually, we will begin to interpret what we see through our many experiences and from those experiences we will draw on our own perceptions. We cannot make others believe what we believe, just as they cannot make us believe what they believe.

Because our own view and interpretation on the world is different, our character traits will also be different. Our behaviour is usually defined according to how we conduct ourselves.

I believe it’s important for us to understand our perceptions and how our perceptions fit into our lives and into the lives of other people.


20 Jan, 2012

4 thoughts on “Understanding our perceptions

  1. I totally believe this.

    We can try to perceive how others are feeling, but we never really know. Our perceptions are totally different.

    I feel they could be the same if we are able to communicate our feelings well.

    1. I do too and like you believe communication is the key; although that’s not so easy to do, which is why we sometimes fail to convince others of our opinions.

      At best all we can do is reach a compromise.

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