Your Logical Fallacy / Bias is....

Your Logical Fallacy is:

ad hominem
You attacked your opponent's character or personal traits in an attempt to undermine their argument.
You used a double meaning or ambiguity of language to mislead or misrepresent the truth.
You used a personal experience or an isolated example instead of a sound argument or compelling evidence.
appeal to authority
You said that because an authority thinks something, it must therefore be true.
appeal to emotion
You attempted to manipulate an emotional response in place of a valid or compelling argument.
You appealed to popularity or the fact that many people do something as an attempted form of validation.
begging the question
You presented a circular argument in which the conclusion was included in the premise.
You presented two alternative states as the only possibilities, when in fact more possibilities exist.
burden of proof
Saying that the burden of proof lies not with the person making the claim, but with someone else to disprove.
You assumed that one part of something has to be applied to all, or other, parts of it; or that the whole must apply to its parts.
the fallacy fallacy
You presumed that because a claim has been poorly argued, or a fallacy has been made, that the claim itself must be wrong.
false cause
You presumed that a real or perceived relationship between things means that one is the cause of the other.
the gambler's fallacy
You said that 'runs' occur to statistically independent phenomena such as roulette wheel spins.
Judging something good or bad on the basis of where it comes from, or from whom it comes.
loaded question
Asking a question that has a presumption built into it so that it can't be answered without appearing guilty.
middle ground
You claimed that a compromise, or middle point, between two extremes must be the truth.
no true scotsman
Making what could be called an appeal to purity as a way to dismiss relevant criticisms or flaws of an argument.
personal incredulity
Because you found something difficult to understand, or are unaware of how it works, you made out like it's probably not true.
slippery slope
You said that if we allow A to happen, then Z will eventually happen too, therefore A should not happen.
special pleading
You moved the goalposts or made up an exception when your claim was shown to be false.
You misrepresented someone's argument to make it easier to attack.
tu quoque
Avoiding having to engage with criticism by turning it back on the accuser - answering criticism with criticism.
appeal to nature
Making the argument that because something is 'natural' it is therefore valid, justified, inevitable, good, or ideal.
the texas sharpshooter
Cherry-picking data clusters to suit an argument, or finding a pattern to fit a presumption.


Your Bias is:

The first thing you judge influences your judgment of all that follows.
the availability heuristic
Your judgments are influenced by what springs most easily to mind.
the backfire effect
When some aspect of your core beliefs is challenged, it can cause you to believe even more strongly.
the barnum effect
You see personal specifics in vague statements by filling in the gaps.
belief bias
If a conclusion supports your existing beliefs, you'll rationalize anything that supports it.
the bystander effect
You presume someone else is going to do something in an emergency situation.
You favor things that confirm your existing beliefs.
the curse of knowledge
Once you understand something you presume it to be obvious to everyone.
You remember the past as better than it was, and expect the future to be worse than it will likely be.
the dunning-kruger effect
The more you know, the less confident you're likely to be.
the framing effect
You allow yourself to be unduly influenced by context and delivery.
fundamental attribution error
You judge others on their character, but yourself on the situation.
You let the social dynamics of a group situation override the best outcomes.
the halo effect
How much you like someone, or how attractive they are, influences your other judgments of them.
in-group bias
You unfairly favor those who belong to your group.
just-world hypothesis
Your preference for justice makes you presume it exists.
negativity bias
You allow negative things to disproportionately influence your thinking.
optimism bias
You overestimate the likelihood of positive outcomes.
pessimism bias
You overestimate the likelihood of negative outcomes.
the placebo effect
If you believe you're taking medicine it can sometimes 'work' even if it's fake.
You'd rather do the opposite of what someone is trying to make you do.
self-serving bias
You believe your failures are due to external factors, yet you're responsible for your successes.
the spotlight effect
You overestimate how much people notice how you look and act.
the sunk cost fallacy
You irrationally cling to things that have already cost you something.

Source: Your Bias