The Biases That Influence Our Perception Of Our Influence - Deepstash

Keep reading for FREE

The Biases That Influence Our Perception Of Our Influence

The Biases That Influence Our Perception Of Our Influence

The Invisibility Cloak Illusion: Tendency to (incorrectly) believe that you notice people more than they notice you

We almost always underestimate how many people are paying attention to us

The Spotlight Effect: Tendency to overestimate how much others notice aspects of one’s appearance or behavior

The Barry Manilow T-Shirt Experiment: People don’t actively notice your flaws as much as you think

The Liking Gap: Tendency to underestimate how much a conversation partner enjoyed the conversation and how much they liked you afterwards.


112 reads


Influence And Bias

Influence And Bias

When we think of influence, we don’t generally tend to think about the influence we naturally have, which is why we probably have more influence than we think.

  • Influence is so much more than social media engagement, it’s about understanding the psychology of your interactions.
  • ...


175 reads

Staying Worry Free And Being Okay With Imperfection

Staying Worry Free And Being Okay With Imperfection

  • Engage more and worry less about getting things perfect.
  • By trying to avoid negative interactions, you actively limit the opportunity for positive interactions.
  • Interactions are usually less awkward than you think, and the results are almost always surprisingly comforting.


118 reads

Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO)

Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO)

  • The average person thinks they are less social than the average person
  • Logically, this can’t be true, so there’s plenty of bias involved in FOMO.
  • We have a tendency to compare ourselves to the maximum rather than the mean
  • Basing your happiness on comparisons isn’t hel...


110 reads

Gaining Vs Natural Influence

Gaining Vs Natural Influence

Everyday people have more influence than they give themselves credit for.

  • Marketing, advertising, and social media influencers have created an aggressive and flashy narrative around the influence that isn’t applicable to most people
  • The psychology of influence is so much more t...


114 reads

The Blind Spots Of Our Mind

The Blind Spots Of Our Mind

We unfairly judge ourselves on the specifics of the conversation while we judge the other person on warmth and friendliness.

Based on the referenced study, the actual likeness is about 12% higher than the perception.

Audience Tuning Effect: Tendency to adjust our lang...


103 reads


Basing your happiness on comparisons isn’t helpful because we are hopeless at setting reliable benchmarks for those comparisons”



164 reads




Tourist information centre manager

Our biases and blindspots relating to us.


The Spotlight Effect

The Spotlight Effect

It refers to our tendency to overestimate how much other people notice about us: we tend to think there is a spotlight on us, highlighting all of our mistakes or flaws, for all the world to see.

The spotlight effect is the result of egocentrism: we see our entire existence ...

Ready for the next level?

Read Like a Pro


Explore the World’s

Best Ideas

200,000+ ideas on pretty much any topic. Created by the smartest people around & well-organized so you can explore at will.

An Idea for Everything

Explore the biggest library of insights. And we've infused it with powerful filtering tools so you can easily find what you need.

Knowledge Library

Powerful Saving & Organizational Tools

Save ideas for later reading, for personalized stashes, or for remembering it later.

# Personal Growth

Take Your Ideas


Organize your ideas & listen on the go. And with Pro, there are no limits.

Listen on the go

Just press play and we take care of the words.

Never worry about spotty connections

No Internet access? No problem. Within the mobile app, all your ideas are available, even when offline.

Get Organized with Stashes

Ideas for your next work project? Quotes that inspire you? Put them in the right place so you never lose them.


2 Million Stashers



5,740 Reviews

App Store



72,690 Reviews

Google Play


Don’t look further if you love learning new things. A refreshing concept that provides quick ideas for busy thought leaders.

Shankul Varada

Best app ever! You heard it right. This app has helped me get back on my quest to get things done while equipping myself with knowledge everyday.

Ashley Anthony

This app is LOADED with RELEVANT, HELPFUL, AND EDUCATIONAL material. It is creatively intellectual, yet minimal enough to not overstimulate and create a learning block. I am exceptionally impressed with this app!

Sean Green

Great interesting short snippets of informative articles. Highly recommended to anyone who loves information and lacks patience.

Ghazala Begum

Even five minutes a day will improve your thinking. I've come across new ideas and learnt to improve existing ways to become more motivated, confident and happier.

Giovanna Scalzone

Brilliant. It feels fresh and encouraging. So many interesting pieces of information that are just enough to absorb and apply. So happy I found this.

Jamyson Haug

Great for quick bits of information and interesting ideas around whatever topics you are interested in. Visually, it looks great as well.

Laetitia Berton

I have only been using it for a few days now, but I have found answers to questions I had never consciously formulated, or to problems I face everyday at work or at home. I wish I had found this earlier, highly recommended!

Read & Learn

20x Faster





Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving & library

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Personalized recommendations


Claim Your Limited Offer

Get Deepstash Pro