One of the main things that keeps me comming back to the straight dope is that I enjoy hearing new perspectives on issues. It offers me more options for evaluating things.
I tend to be a little obsessive about feeling things from the proper perspective, when I discover an additional factor I was unaware of or I find the scope of a factor was much smaller or larger than I first imagined I go through a process of weighing the importance of each factor and revaluating my views. Very often it will lead me to an area I have very hard set feeling about and am not even sure where they came from. I find I have to force myself to open up to others about my re-evaluation in order for it to set. I start off with the ones I care very little about their opinion and progress to closer associates who I know will not respond well. Once I have done this process I feel I have opened myself up.
How do you deal with forming perspectives?