When two people are in a room, psychological theory tells us that there are really six people present. There are the perceptions that both people have of themselves and their companion as well as they way they really are. It is a reminder that our realities are built entirely in our minds and that in a diverse community, there will be hundreds of perceptions for the same events or comments.
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Dr Tanveer Ahmed is a psychiatrist, media commentator and author.
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