December Newsletter – Are You Suffering From Perceptual Blindness?

by Brenton Russell on

Perceptual Blindness is a psychological phenomena that often prevents us from seeing what is directly in front of us. Perceptual Blindness creates perception blindspots in our lives which can greatly affect our decision making.

Magicians exploit this but call it misdirection.

Perhaps your perception blindspots are preventing you from fully realising your lifestyle design?

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Peter J December 24, 2010 at 10:01 am

Perceptual blindness is something that we all have and there could even be perceptual blindness behind not being able to see our own perceptual blindness? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Brenton Russell December 24, 2010 at 11:40 am


Very insightful! Those ‘a-ha’ moments of insight that we often/sometimes experience are generally as a result of the veil lifting on one of our perception blindspots. As you suggest, we often don’t even know that we don’t know (?!?!?) and it requires an external event to demonstrate to us that we actually do have these perceptual blindspots.

Wow, getting pretty philosophical here! The December newsletter is inbound to your email inbox. I hope you enjoy it and maybe remove a few blindspots ๐Ÿ˜‰


Ivan Honey December 24, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Brenton , I find the area of perception fascinating . I loved your examples. Its an integral part of the Choice Theory model. Edward De Bono says 85% of errors are errors of perception, not errors of logic! Premature cognitive commitment and judgement of others based on the belief that our perceptions are right and others are wrong is a key source of misery. You would enjoy Social Constructionist theory.
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Brenton Russell December 25, 2010 at 10:43 am

Hi Ivan,

I’m glad you enjoyed this month’s newsletter. I intend to explore ‘perception’ further on Uncork Your Mind as I also find it fascinating. I will definitely look into Social Constructionist Theory and see what it is about. Thanks for the recommendation!


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