Define one of your own personal bias’s.
I’m very cynical and I don’t believe what I’m told. This might not seem like a bias, but let’s look at the example that Mark gave in class with his Peter and Paul finger trick. I didn’t notice that Mark was showing us different fingers, however I don’t believe in magic and so I made an educated guess at what he was doing.
This bias leads to a complete lack of trust in all people and I don’t believe a word they tell me unless I understand it myself.
Are you a Detail oriented person, or a Big Picture oriented person? Explain why you think this is the case.
I’m detailed oriented, with Peter and Paul finger game I was definitely looking at the paper on the fingers and didn’t realise that the fingers had changed, however my bias to not trust Mark Caukill meant that when asked if I knew what was going on I made an educated guess. If the trick had been shown another time I would have switched my focus to the fingers rather than the finger tips and I would have solved the problem.
Write briefly about how the above interfered with your problem solving in the past.
Often this approach of needing to understand every aspect of a problem holds me back in terms of time. For example, when coding, I will often spend a great deal of time researching how or why a particular method works to the tiniest detail and be rushed with other parts of the code. I may be more sensible to hack together a load of unknown, but working, code off the internet and just getting something that works. I need to understand how things work.
Realising 1 & 2 may help you in your problem solving challenges of the future. So put some real thought into this one.