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2. The Spotlight Effect

2. The Spotlight Effect

The phenomenon in which we overestimate how much people are watching us.

It can cause anxiety, but do yourself a favor and remember that people are seldom interested in you as much as you think.

Examples of the Spotlight Effect:

  • Arriving late to the office
  • Your first day at a new gym
  • Spilling something on your shirt

Remember:  you are not the center of attention and people are not scrutinizing your every move. 👀


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This series explores 21 different cognitive mind traps, fallacies, biases and other phenomenon that exist within your brain. This series is inspired by Daniel Kahneman's "Thinking Fast and Slow."

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