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How To Really Debunk Astrology Using The Barnum Effect

Defend yourself from psychological manipulation!

How To Really Debunk Astrology Using The Barnum Effect — An image of a stick figure posing as a crystalballer and saying “You are sometimes too critical of yourself!” to another stick figure. The other stick figure seems to be panicking over the information.
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The Barnum Effect is a psychological phenomenon that explains why astrology and its family of pseudo-scientific practices are effective at convincing people.

A couple of years back, I took a standardised psychometric test to understand my personality traits better…

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