Note: I don’t know if this does have a proper name or not, but I’d love to be enlightened on it.
During my most recent semester of school, I found myself disliking a specific teacher. I was not fond of her teaching style, which seemed to be giving students a task and then letting them run wild with it. However, this dislike enhanced due to my peers also having a bitter taste from her lessons, and not a single student liked her; most even went so far to say that they hate her. It wasn’t until another student started saying nothing but positive things about this instructor that I began to think differently. She described the teacher as “lassez-faire,” which put an entirely new perspective on my thoughts toward her.
It seems I had a rut based upon the other students agreeing with my negativity, and even enhancing it. This is somewhat like confirmation bias, except there was no positivity to be found. But what caused this, and could it be stopped? I guess all I can take from this is that perception changes everything, and that just because a majority has one view, it is not necessarily the correct way.