In The Blink Gladwell Analysis

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In the Blink written by Malcolm Gladwell creates very fascinating terminologies to describe split-second processes that the human mind undergoes to make important decisions. One of the terms that he uses in a Blink is “Thin-slicing”. Malcolm Gladwell defines this term as “the ability of our consciousness to find patterns in situations and behavior based on very narrow slices of experience”(23). What this means is your brain is able to “subconsciously gathers the necessary information for sophisticated Judgments”(23) from previous experience. In the Blink, Gladwell presents many examples to make you fully understand the meaning of thin-slicing and when It takes place. Also, in our lives, we use thin-slicing in are daily basis, but we do not know when thin-slicing takes place.After reading this book it made me properly understand this terminology.
Thin-slicing lets us judge other people in our first impression but it might or might not be true. When you see a
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Pizza tasted disgusting because the pizza would be cold and we did not have an oven to warm up the pizza in our homes. Cheese on pizza tasted like plastic and the bread would be so tough. So, I did not like pizza at all. Eventually, when I moved to USA from Pakistan one day my cousin bought pizza and offered me some. It looked delicious. It was warm and fresh, but I refused because I believed It 's going to taste wicked. At this point I was thin-slicing; my mind was gathering information to say yes or no. From my past experience, I made this judgment that it is not going to taste great. But my cousin forced me to try it and when I took a first bite it tasted completely different from Pakistani pizza. It was very delicious. Now it is my favorite food. This experience availed me to learn more about thin-slicing because In a split second I had to make a decision to say yes or now that will affect the final

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