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Behavior Change and Essentialism


behavior change and essentialism

To me, it looks like we tend to develop an attitude towards ourselves based on an essentialist point of view.


  • I am a runner therefore I should run

Then, when some action contradicts the action, we feel a cognitive dissonance.

  • I am not running, therefore I may not be a runner?

Also, acting appears to reinforce the attitude.

  • I am running again, therefore I feel more like a runner

As if actions entailed attitude that in turn impact our future actions.