DISCOVERING OUR REALITIES Written by Deanna Ferris
REALITY? “Reality is not what is “real,” it’s what we think is real.” It is mostly created in the mind. The tricky part: The same situation or subject is viewed… … Still, every individual has a different reality on that instance. This can cause conflict deciding which one is true.
PERCEPTIONHow the customer How the Project Leader How the Analyst designed it explained it understood it
SORTING FILTERS • How we recognize incoming data Psychological Condition because we are in the right state of mind • What data we recognize that influence Physical Condition senses, age, health, fatigue, hunger and biological cycles Language • Allows us to understand messages from the environment • How we view our environment; the Formal Learning obligation to teach people to be good citizens • First-hand informal learning activities; Experiences experiences that are layered on top of one another • “Self-fulfilling prophecies” Expectations • Are influences by many things and can dictate how we act towards people, events and thing in our environment
A METHOD WE USE TO CREATE OUR REALITIES The perception process uses: Selecting Sorting & interpreting data from External Environment There are three stages” 1. Select Data from Environment 2. Organize & Prioritize the Information & Data that we are Aware of 3. Interpreting the Data Perception is an individual act!
HOW WE INTERPRET DATA ~Closure~Your mind fills in the blank or missing data& allows you to understand and categorize what your observing ~Selective Perception~ Narrow available cognitions to make an interpretation of the environment ~Patterning~Keeping new or current perceptions in line with past ones
USING REALITY TESTING This is a tool which is very useful when determining whether theperception is a reality, rather than an interpretation of events and things inone individuals environment Problems occur when people act like interpretations are facts A series of steps can guide us through narrowing and eliminating theperceptional “gaps” between us and what seems like a similar reality. These makes us believe these gaps are livable.
WHAT IS STASIS? Also means “at rest”We are impatient and therefore create a reality we are comfortable with. This is known as the stasis or the existing state of things without modification.
“Disappointment is just the action of your brain readjusting itselfto reality after discovering things are not the way you thought they were” ~Brad Warner Discovering the reality from what we believe is a valid reality of the environment, is difficult to do. Communicating with others to get a better understanding is a start of realizing the importance of various inputs. Each individual has their own perception, this is also what they want to see. Very few, if not any can have the same perceptions. We try so hard to keep them consistent which is motivation for our thoughts and actions.
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