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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 from our own experiences and perspective. And we use those experiences to evaluate the world around us, including other people.

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