The movie The Sixth Sense had perhaps one big theme: dead people only see what they want to see.

But it does seem that can be more general: do living people actually do that too? This led to the question: does human psychology has a theory about most people only see what they want to see?

And as a result, one way to have really good personal relationship is to show them what they want to see, or say what they want to hear?

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to psych.SE. This looks like a duplicate of a common question on this forum - see psychology.stackexchange.com/q/13701/7001 and psychology.stackexchange.com/q/13173/7001 for several examples - the answer is "confirmation bias". Do you agree that your question is answered elsewhere? $\endgroup$
    – Arnon Weinberg
    Dec 1, 2019 at 22:19


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