So That’s What You Call It

I just called it giv­ing some­one “the ben­e­fit of the doubt.” As in, if you don’t KNOW that they meant to be late, assume it was acci­den­tal, unless they are late so fre­quent­ly that it’s a well-estab­lished pattern.

In any case, Mix­ing Mem­o­ry calls it “moti­vat­ed cog­ni­tion” in this fine post:
Mix­ing Mem­o­ry: Moti­vat­ed Cog­ni­tion in Rela­tion­ships, or How Moti­vat­ed Cog­ni­tion Can Save Your Mar­riage.

I wrote a nice long post about moti­vat­ed cog­ni­tion in mul­ti-part­ner and blend­ed fam­i­ly rela­tion­ships, and my com­put­er crashed. So you’ll just have to imag­ine what I might have said, as I’m sure you’re going to go read the fine arti­cle for your­self and tell me what you thought about it.

I’m going to be rebuild­ing my PC.

Cur­rent Mood: 😡aggra­vat­ed
Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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