There are many profound effects of the conditioning process. One is that appropriate responses are not given to specific situations by an internal process of thinking. Realistic, evidentiary factors are excluded from consideration. A person is left with only a fixed response of how he must react in place of reality. Another effect is depersonalization. This takes place in ourselves as well as from others, so that we fail to perceive ourselves or other people realistically. Yet another effect is the arrest of judgment that occurs as the result of not thinking. Even intellectual geniuses, who have wonderful critical judgment in any intellectual pursuit, make emotional and judgmental blunders in evaluating themselves and others. We become strangers to ourselves.