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This is an explainer video on group-think. Group-think is the practice of thinking or making decisions as a group in a way that discourages creativity or individual responsibility. Tendency of the members of a group to yield to the desire for consensus or unanimity at the cost of considering alternative courses of action. Group-think is said to be the reason why intelligent and knowledgeable people make disastrous decisions. In the video it showed that Dave wanted to sell used tissues. Group-think was explained nicely in the video. Also about the kinds of people that think differently about the opinion of others that affects group-thinking. Sometimes, showed in the video, group-thinking can lead to dangerous results and there are 8 symptoms. Those symptoms are an illusion of invulnerability, collective rationalization, belief in inherent morality, stereotyped views of out-groups, direct pressure on dissenters, self-censorship, Illusion of unanimity, and lastly “Mind guards” are appointed.

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“Apple products are the best, and they’re very user friendly”, when you hear your friends make that statement, do you ever question it? Even though you disagree - you keep your mouth shut, because you don’t want to be an outcast. That’s conformity. When conformity within a group leads to dangerous results, it’s called Groupthink.
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There are eight symptoms of Groupthink, which we can see on these three budding entrepreneurs. Dave, Frank and Sylvia are planning to launch a startup - a startup which sells “used tissues” online. You and I, we both know that’s the lamest idea ever. But, sometimes, things play out differently, when group dynamics are involved. Here’s a sneak peek:
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Dave says: we should start selling used tissues! No one has done that yet, and if anyone can do it, it has to be us. That’s “Illusion of invulnerability”. Then Frank says: I know right, no one is as smart as us to have thought about this killer concept. This is “Stereotyping” others. Silently Sylvia thinks: Yes, coz it’s a stupid idea! But she doesn’t say it, which is “Self-censorship.”
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Then Dave says: Sylvia, you agree, right? You seem so excited! That’s “Illusion of unanimity”. Sylvia finally says: Um, “used tissues,” you guys!? Seriously? What about the germs? Ew! But Dave counters: What germs! We are selling sentiments here. Used tissues have a history, and you got to respect the sentimentality. That’s “Unquestioned belief.”
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Frank reassures: I’m sure Sylvia agrees that selling “used tissues” is a brilliant idea! She just doesn’t know it yet. This is “Direct Pressure”. Sylvia shrugs saying: Yeah, I guess. Maybe we can launch “tissues for issues” - and make it a noble-cause specific project? which is “Rationalizing.” We’ll have to test it though.
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No tests, we are going to launch a Kickstarter Campaign! We are going to be huge. Says Dave. He’s being a “Mindguard”, which is a person who prevents dissent. And, thus the three fools launched a “used tissues” Business. Now that you know the symptoms of Groupthink, leave us a comment below, and tell us if you have ever been a part of “Groupthink” - knowingly or unknowingly?
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