From Shawn Callahan at Anecdote: Whenever we listen to a story we instinctively match the experience we're hearing with our own experience and if there's a significant mismatch the story's, and the storyteller's, credibility crumbles, no matter how true the event. The plausibility test occurs as the story unfolds but we have another test we unconsciously make before the story hardly gets started: the relevance test. · Go to How we judge stories →