Do I tend to always speak first, interrupt or take more than my share of space?
Do I unilaterally set the agenda?
Do I assume I’m more capable?
Do I trivialize the experience of others?
Do I challenge or question the tone, attitude or manner of others?
Do I make assumptions about what someone is more “suited” for?
Do I take responsibility for, think for, or speak for others?
Do I assume an individual speaks for others from their group?
Do I control the organization’s resources?
Do I reduce difficulties to personality conflicts, ignoring history or power factors?
Do I assume the root of a problem is misunderstanding or lack of information?
Do I ask others to explain, prove, or justify themselves?
Do I mimic other cultural traditions or religious practices?
Do I expect to be treated as an individual outside of my group’s history?
Do I ignore or minimize differences by emphasizing similarities?
Do I equate all oppressions as equal?
Do I expect others to be grateful?
Do I defend mistakes by focusing on good intentions?
Do I take things personally and miss the systemic aspects?
Do I assume everyone has the same options I do?
Do I assume that the visible reality is the only one operating?
Do I expect “others” to educate me about their group’s history, or sensibilities?
Do I assume someone is exceptional compared to the “average” person of their group?
Do I always expect to be trusted?