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The Daily Decision-29-Spotlight effect

The Daily Decision-29-Spotlight effect

Hello Hello This is Dr. Z, Zachary Brooks, with The Daily Decision

because you want to make better decisions.



Today is the TWENTY-NINTH episode of The Daily Decision

You blow up your Snapchat and Instagram accounts.

You pay attention to every detail and you know your followers will appreciate it.

Or Not.

The spotlight effect is the tendency to overestimate the amount that other people notice your appearance or behavior and that likely extends to your fav social media profiles and posts.

This effect shows up when you spill something on your shirt and have to walk into a crowded room

or when you wear a bright color and walk into class.

Participants who take part in social psychology experiments like these think highly of themselves while those who may look at them, probably don’t really notice.

The good thing about this effect means that you can be yourself and your self-perception of how others will view you likely won’t be accurate because they will be too worried about their own spills.

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 As always, Happy Deciding.

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