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Overinterpretation Quotes By Oliver James

This and countless later experiences working in and around the world of "shrinks" and the mentally ill has led me to the conclusion that overinterpretation of human psychology can be inadvisable. My favorite Freud joke has him sitting in his gentlemen's club in Vienna after dinner, enjoying a cigar. A hostile colleague wanders up and says, "That's a big, fat, long cigar, Professor Freud," to which Freud replies, "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. — Oliver James

Overinterpretation Quotes By Nassim Taleb

We like stories, we like to summarize, and we like to simplify, i.e., to reduce the dimensions of matters ... the narrative fallacy is associated with our vulnerability to overinterpretation and our mental representation of the world ... fallacy addresses our limited ability to look at sequences of facts without weaving an explanation into them, or ... forcing a logical link ... explanations bind facts together. They make them more easily remembered; they help them make more sense. Where this propensity can go wrong is when it increases our impression of understanding. — Nassim Taleb

Overinterpretation Quotes By Judith Guest

Let the emotional weight of a scene rest on the dialogue wherever possible. This is the easy way to avoid overinterpretation, which seems to be what turns a scene from sympathetic to sentimental. — Judith Guest