I got this term explained to me that was called epistemological preference which is basically your preference for acknowledging the truth.
There are four categories:
Truth by authority - this is true because a judge, a scientific authority, a person at the top of an organisation, or a well-recognised book/publication said it was true - and I don't need to question it further.
Truth by reasoning (rationalism) - this is true because someone has given me a bunch of reasons, and I have weighed it in my head, and I can't come up with a competing set of reasons that knocks it down - so it is valid in my head.
Truth by experiment (Empiricism) - this is true because I saw it or felt it. Further more I could repeat it, and if you repeat it, you will see the truth of it as well.
Truth by message (testimonial evidence) - I heard this message from a person I trust, and I hold their observations of reality as true. You can choose to listen to their message as well.
The idea being that you can be strong in some of these categories and weak in others.
This is kind of like learning styles, kind of like influencing skills, kind of like negotiation skills, but not truly any of those.
The idea is also that people may disagree because one person is strong in truth by authority, and another person is weak in this area - and so the arguments don't carry across - they can't convince one another of the truth.
I think you should be able to fill out a four question sheet where you rank your epistemological preference out of 10 for the four categories - and people share this as a way of working together.
When I google search this online - there are only the fewest references to this online - so I think it must be called something else.
My question is: What is the common term for 'epistemological preference'?