define misperceive [mis-per-seev] (verb) :: to understand or perceive incorrectly; misunderstand.
From time to time I am reminded of an incident that bad timing occurred. The other person perceived injury when the truth was something completely different. It was an embarrassing event and the truth would have likely failed. My reputation was damaged. Sadly we are often wrongly accused and we absorb the guilt.
I have learned that people many times assume things that hold little evidence. They fail to consider other factors or perhaps motives and assume the worst.
I have learned that what appears to be a simple solution seldom is the case, many situations have a multi-faceted problem that requires a multi-faceted solution. I like to do treatment experiments on myself to resolve a complex disease process, I estimate that I have done over 20,000 hours of research which includes reading, treatment experiments and the like. I am a creative thinker and have a very good IQ and a desperate need to recover from my disease since it has limited me in so many ways. I must add that I am bit of adventurer and willing to take some risks in therapies, self administered ozone therapies would be an example.
As I have progressed in my learning phase which has obviously widened, I now realize that there is much more to the picture than meets the eye. These other factors play a key role in outcomes. Each of these factors have sub-factors and it spirals into more complex problems.
In scientific method there are a number of steps from first identifying the problem, considering all the co-factors, define an expected outcome, reformulate then consider if the experiment worked or failed and what changes can be made and done over and over again. I have tested hundreds of theories and the complicated combinations.
These experiments are largely failures and if you don't like failing then this is not for you. In order to make a reasonable and logical conclusion we must have all the facts and those facts must line up to support our final theory. Guessing at things is not necessarily an answer but can do damage as things are seldom what they seem to be.