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    An Analysis of the Mistakes Made By Intelligent People

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    Strategies for Decision Making: Making Mistakes and Avoiding Mistakes

    Please help discuss why intelligent, smart people make mistakes. You may use other sources and answer the following questions:

    Why do intelligent people make mistakes? List as many factors as you can that contribute to people's errors.

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    Question: Why do intelligent people make mistakes? List as many factors as you can that contribute to people's errors.

    Solution:
    There has been much research conducted on why seemingly smart and intelligent people make mistakes or commit errors, whether in professional situations or in their own personal lives. One of the main reasons researchers have found is due to perfectionist behaviors. A fear of failure can lead a person to procrastinate to the point of having to rush (and thus make ...

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    This posting helps with strategies for decision making. This solution provides an overview of the reasons seemingly intelligent, capable people make mistakes. It includes a discussion about perfectionism and underachievement.

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