Action Bias

Wikipedia on social desirability bias:

Social desirability bias is the tendency of respondents to answer questions in a manner that will be viewed favorably by others. It can take the form of over-reporting good behavior or under-reporting bad behavior. The tendency poses a serious problem with conducting research with self-reports, especially questionnaires. This bias interferes with the interpretation of average tendencies as well as individual differences.

We always report success.
We usually report action.
We rarely report failures.
We never report idleness.

Is our perception of the world distorted by an action bias?

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