Jumping to conclusions aka hasty conclusions. This is happening all the time! I really like this picture because we jump to conclusions so often we don’t even know it. We like to jump to the conclusion when we don’t have much evidence or facts about the thing we are jumping to the conclusion about. In the article I read it talks about two different types of jumping to conclusions. The first one is through “mind reading”. This is when we assume someone is judging us negatively or they have bad intentions. The second way is through “fortune telling”. This is when a person is trying to predict what is going to happen next and they have a negative stigma about it and it hasn’t even happened yet. Through Wikipedia it mentions a third way we can jump to conclusions. It is called “labeling”. This is when we label one person and then automatically think because that one person is that way then all of those types of people are the same.
On a daily basis we all jump to conclusions. We don’t even try to do it but our mind is constantly doing it for us. When we see a girl with provocative clothing we automatically think she is dressing risqué. When we see a person who has a lot of tattoos or piercings that they are EMO. These are just things that we have grown up thinking throughout our childhood. Even with cars it happens. We assume that if someone is in a white van with no windows that it probably isn’t safe to be around. It also goes for sports cars. All red sports cars are the fastest. We don’t know this we are just ASSUMING this. Jumping to conclusions is not something we do on purpose but we do it all the time we don’t even know we are doing it.