Every person is different naturally. While some of those differences are visible, others are not that obvious. For example, our race/ethnicity (most of the time), sex, and approximate age can be guessed, but our biases and family cultures or genders cannot. In other words, every single person is different somehow in a society, but how much we aware of that? and how much we aware of ourselves?
The book ‘Hidden Brain’ explains conscious and unconscious minds very well in my understanding from the article called “How ‘The Hidden Brain’ Does The Thinking For Us“. As he said, all of us have some sorts of biases about certain issues, and some of those are conscious while the rest are unconscious. For example, when we raise children, our unconscious biases are much more influential, and these affect children more than our conscious minds sometimes together with our own culture which we live in. Because our unconscious mind determines our own self, according to the book. Personally, I am not sure if I agree with that.
Last week, I completed one of the “implicit bias tests”, and the result was totally different than my conscious biases. Even it was different than my lifestyle. On the other hand, it was on the same page with my culture which I born in. While my behaviors are totally different than the result, how can I tell that “this is my real self, my real mind”? If I would really think similar to the result, there should be some crumbs in my life or in my mind.