Putting a Jacket on Someone Else When I’m Cold

We have to fight the tendency to project our own limits, fears and comfort onto others. When we do that, we sell our teammates short and diminish the benefit of being on a team. What scares me may motivate a teammate. What I find absolutely painful might actually be pleasurable to someone else.

Projection is a form of myopia that limits the team by making decisions for our teammates based on our limited experiences and preferences. I cannot assume that everyone likes what I like.

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