Problem

Gullibility

Other Names:
Credulity
Naïvety
Unsophistication
Nature:

Gullibility is a failure of social intelligence in which a person is easily tricked or manipulated into an ill-advised course of action. It is closely related to credulity, which is the tendency to believe unlikely propositions that are unsupported by evidence.

Classes of people especially vulnerable to exploitation due to gullibility include children, the elderly, and the developmentally disabled.

Narrower Problems:
Irrational religious beliefs
Related Problems:
Unbelief
Unintelligence
Subject(s):
Psychology Behaviour
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
03.09.2019 – 17:28 CEST