A common Failure mode is failing to notice a Distinction between two or more things. on the other hand, noticing distinctions can lead to insight, dissolving confusion, and better results.
“intelligence is the measure of the number and the quality of the distinctions you have in a given situation”—Tony Robbins
Thus, making and noticing distinctions is a core skill.
See also: Decoupling vs Contextualizing, Conflict vs Mistake, Compartmentalization, Bucket Errors, Map and Territory, Fallacy of Gray, Wanting and liking