WHAT IS METAPERCEPTION + HOW IT IMPACTS YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
Are you letting your assumptions about your partner or others in your life go unchecked?
When we make assumptions about what others are thinking, and then adjust our behaviour because of that…we are using metaperception.
Metaperception is a form of false thinking that is frequently inaccurate.
When we make assumptions about what others are thinking or feeling in relation to us, it can impact how we respond in those relationships.
In this episode of Mind Over Motherhood (and this blog post), I’m going to dig into the concept of metaperception and show you how to be vigilant for it in your own relationships.
What Is Metaperception?
Metaperception impacts every relationship you have. However, the biggest impact on your closest relationships.
Metaperception: The Four People in Every Relationship
1. Your true self – this is who you actually are.
You might be right, but you also might be wrong. In fact, more often than not, we have ascribed certain characteristics or beliefs to another person that are not actually true about them.
The reality is that although we feel we “know” what someone is thinking or who they actually “are,” we can be wrong.
The concept of someone we create in our mind is NOT the same as that actual person.
Here’s the truth: we cannot read minds and despite how “sure” we are about the working of someone’s mind, we cannot truly ever know.
Why is Metaperception Important?
This is metaperception.
How To Be Mindful Of Metaperception?
Discuss Metaperception With Your Partner
THIS EPISODE DIGS INTO:
- The concept of metaperception
- The 4th person in your relationship
- How metaperception impacts your relationship and communication.
- Why being mindful of metaperception is important
- How to discuss your metaperception with your partner and vice versa
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AUTHOR: DR. CARLY CREWE, MD
Dr. Carly Crewe is a mom to twin toddlers, a modern day nomad and MD Psychotherapist specializing in women's mental health.
Carly believes that when women are well, they have the power to heal and change the world.
Her mission is to revolutionize the women’s mental health care, from fragmented and haphazard to a holistic, comprehensive and integrated approach that meets every woman where she is and addresses the multidimensional reality of mental health.
Dr. Crewe is the founder of Eunoia Medical, a speciality mental health clinic for women in pursuit of a well mind. Carly runs a revolutionary mental health membership for women, The Eunoia Collective.
Carly is the host of the Mind Over Motherhood Podcast and is an Amazon best-selling author. Her newest book You Are Not Your Anxiety: How to Stop Being An Anxious, People-Pleasing Mess will be launching for presale on International Women’s Day March 8th, 2021.