It is called "confirmation bias." "self fulfilling prophecy," "projection," "displacement," "stupidity," "the shadow," the "unconscious."
Socrates said that an unexamined life is not worth living.
The Oracle At Delphi said that we should know ourselves.
Psychotherapy is an uncovering process. It helps make the unconscious, conscious.
Freud said that we can either talk it out or act it out.
Milton Erickson encouraged us to see what we don't allow ourselves to see.
Quotes from the psychotherapy masters appears on Markham's Behavioral Health most Fridays.