The Egocentric Subconscious

Most people, unless very intentional in the moment, are automatically egocentric. People will tend to see their own perspective as “normal” and others as “abnormal” (Evidence for Egocentric Comparison in Social Judgment) Without intentional evaluation and assessment, this normal-abnormal perspective can become ethnocentric, turning into a “right” or “wrong” way. This can be particularly true when it comes to cross-cultural interactions. There is a danger in a caregiver who is not aware that they will see “different” as “worse”.

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