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How impressionable are you?
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Posted 5/16/15
You tell me.
Posted 5/16/15
I can do a great Christopher Walken impersonation.

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Posted 5/16/15
check sources? research? nah... too much work

i believe whatever i want to believe
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yes and no...i guess.whatever everyone else is saying
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Posted 5/17/15
I think I'm pretty hard to impersonate but usually people only impersonate celebrities.
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Don't you just love threads where people can talk about themselves?
Posted 5/17/15
Since I'm not always 100% invested in any opinion / belief, it's quite common for me to make changes to them. It will, however, take a lot for any one person / article / news to convince me of anything. What I usually prefer to do is to gather a huge pool of data, go through everything, and finally come up with the most reasonable conclusion I can possibly make... reasonable by my standards, of course.
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I rarely change my opinions, but I am impressionable by certain things I watch online, like I tend to add words that super best friends use regularly into my usual sayings, before I started watching them I never used the word hype before now I tend to use it to describe everything I am looking forward to.
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Posted 5/20/15
You gotta have solid evidence to change my belief in something, I don't accept peoples opinions as facts.
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Posted 5/20/15 , edited 5/20/15
Wiki: "Confirmation bias, also called myside bias, is the tendency to search for, interpret, or recall information in a way that confirms one's beliefs or hypotheses.[Note 1][1] It is a type of cognitive bias and a systematic error of inductive reasoning. People display this bias when they gather or remember information selectively, or when they interpret it in a biased way. The effect is stronger for emotionally charged issues and for deeply entrenched beliefs. People also tend to interpret ambiguous evidence as supporting their existing position. Biased search, interpretation and memory have been invoked to explain attitude polarization (when a disagreement becomes more extreme even though the different parties are exposed to the same evidence), belief perseverance (when beliefs persist after the evidence for them is shown to be false), the irrational primacy effect (a greater reliance on information encountered early in a series) and illusory correlation (when people falsely perceive an association between two events or situations)."

Everyone has this. Not everyone is aware they have it.

I try to stay scientifically skeptical about anything. The news is some group's best guess on what's going on given the information as they understand it, and could be reversed at a later date. And often is reversed, if you pay attention.

When I find a source reliable over time, and the topic is not of pressing importance, then I will take it as provisionally true to the majority of humanity until evidenced otherwise. But it may always be a mistake on the source's part. That's life.

And any time the pundits are telling you *how* to interpret things or what those things mean, that's an opinion. Learn to differentiate those from facts. Beware charged language.
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Posted 5/24/15
probably, and i change my beliefs on things that have been drilled into my mind that i havnt decided completely on myself constantly( homosexuality, politics,mainly controversial $hit)

even things like philosophy having to do with the mind and morals which i am very impressionable to can change often, i like to say im without bias most of the time, so changing my thinking proses to see others perspective is not that hard

im atheist with my own thoughts on religion though my thoughts show the significance of religion=no bias for religion
im a heterosexual male but i understand that people can't control there love for a persons personality or body in any case=no bias for sexual attraction

i have been abused, beaten,threatened, hell ive had to be a father for 3 years of my damn life=i don't know it all but i know some

so my beliefs shift constantly, and that's good

side note: i don't check sources unless they catch my eye or seem untrue or unjust
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Posted 5/24/15 , edited 5/24/15

_MissTake_ wrote:

Since I'm not always 100% invested in any opinion / belief, it's quite common for me to make changes to them. It will, however, take a lot for any one person / article / news to convince me of anything. What I usually prefer to do is to gather a huge pool of data, go through everything, and finally come up with the most reasonable conclusion I can possibly make... reasonable by my standards, of course.


This is basically me as well...except for the "it's quite common" part.

Unfortunately, people rarely try to change my opinion/beliefs with facts and sources. And there are far too many situations where I do my own research on a subject, only to find that both sides are !%^*ing idiots (like that whole "gamergate" thing a short while ago...)
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Posted 5/24/15
I'm easily swayed, but I know I am so unless it's something I care about I don't do alot of research. However, if it's something important or that I'm passionate about I'll look into it. Everything else I'm fine with being carried along with public sentiment because who has time to investigate everything.

Firmly held belief? I don't have many of those, except quasi-morality based things and I'm not changing on those points at all.
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I don't think I'm really that impressionable, I'm rather indifferent about everything. Granted, I see a lot of subliminal advertising that others don't catch such as people on vine emphasizing certain things which leads your eyes to say a Nike shoe, and stuff like that. They can be paid upwards of $5,000 for a 6 second video 0.o
Posted 5/24/15 , edited 5/24/15
Depends on my mood as well as the time of the day. One thing I've noticed is that television product commercials have close to no effect on my shopping decisions.
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