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- FilteringFallacy?. When one filters information, like bad news, when talking to someone, the other party is denied information necessary to forming opinions. This leads to mistakes. Contrasting view: FilterMore.
- SelectivePerception?. On the other hand, when I only hear what I want to hear, I am denying myself the information to make properly informed opinions.
- UnfetteredAdvocacy?. When you take a position, telling without asking, you create a barrier to communication. You are shutting out others from the communication loop.
- ShieldsUp. Often individuals react in ways that hinder effective communication when they perceive themselves as being threatened.
- EquivocationFallacy?. A favourite of philosophers. Using a different meaning for a word than the one intended by your opponent in an argument. For instance, confusing Alexandrian patterns with fashion patterns, and then trying to draw out the equivocation to absurdity. And it gets worse in philosophy.
- MeaningConfusion?. Relatedly, people use language in different ways. Confusion arises frequently when a person use words than mean different things to her conversant. More and more, this happens due to cultural differences. (Examples: A byte is 8-bit for most of the world, a 8..N-bit-compiler-specific unit to C programmers = endless arguments)
- RumourMill. Not a fallacy by itself, but if the rumours are everywhere, something bad it's going on: people don't have enough real information, so they are forced to speculate, often with the worst, most negative assumptions.
- SandBoxBehaviour?. To direct or give orders to other people, although in no way entitled to. Often works with smaller children - therefore its name - but rarely with adults, who typically ignore or block this behaviour.
- WordMagic. Creating an impact by using heavy-weight words or ideas (e. g. "world community"). The problem is the lack of a deep connection between the actor and the ideas he uses in his act.