Accuracy and bias in self-perception: individual differences in self-enhancement and the role of narcissism.

  title={Accuracy and bias in self-perception: individual differences in self-enhancement and the role of narcissism.},
  author={Oliver P. John and Richard W. Robins},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={66 1},
  • O. JohnR. Robins
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
Accuracy and bias in self-perceptions of performance were studied in a managerial group-discussion task. Ss ranked their own performance and were ranked by the 5 other group members and by 11 assessment staff members. Although the self-perceptions showed convergent validity with the staff criterion, Ss were less accurate when judging themselves than when judging their peers. On average, Ss evaluated their performance slightly more positively than their performance was evaluated by either the… 

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