Experience of typical mind fallacy.

by Elo 1 min read27th Apr 201546 comments

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following on from:

http://lesswrong.com/lw/dr/generalizing_from_one_example/

I am quite sure in my experience that at some point between the ages of 10-15 I concluded that; "no the rest of the world does not think like me, I think in an unusual way".

This idea disagrees with the typical mind fallacy (where people outwardly generalise to think everyone else has similar minds to their own).

I suspect I started with a typical mind model of the world but at some point it broke badly enough that I re-modelled on "I just think differently to most others".

I wanted to start a new discussion; rather than continuing on from one in 2009;

Where do your experiences lie in relation to typical minds?