Self-Serving Bias

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As stated above, the way an individual portrays themselves online affects how others perceive them. When posting a selfie, the subject of the photo and others perceptions of the photo vary. Typically, one’s views on how other people perceive them are accurate, however occasionally a meta-perceptual trait blind spot can occur. A trait blind spot is when other people can see one’s traits accurately, however the individual cannot. The self-serving bias is a type of trait blindspot where one overestimates their positive traits and underestimates their negative traits. A study (Re, Wang, He, & Rule, 2016) found that the self-serving bias affects selfies because the subjects tend to see themselves as more attractive and likeable than the average

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