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Emotional ChargePlay
Irrational often implies strong emotions overpowering reason, especially in arguments or behavior. SlideShe knew it was irrational to cry over spilled milk, but she couldn't help herself.
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Perception BiasPlay
Calling someone's fears irrational may feel dismissive; recognize it's subjective and personal. SlideOthers considered his fear of clowns irrational, but to him, it was very real.
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Cultural SensitivityPlay
What's irrational in one culture can be perfectly logical in another. Be aware of cultural differences. SlideIn some cultures, avoiding certain numbers is seen as completely rational, not irrational.