Objectivity in the eye of the beholder: divergent perceptions of bias in self versus others.

@article{Pronin2004ObjectivityIT,
  title={Objectivity in the eye of the beholder: divergent perceptions of bias in self versus others.},
  author={E. Pronin and T. Gilovich and L. Ross},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={2004},
  volume={111 3},
  pages={
          781-99
        }
}
Important asymmetries between self-perception and social perception arise from the simple fact that other people's actions, judgments, and priorities sometimes differ from one's own. This leads people not only to make more dispositional inferences about others than about themselves (E. E. Jones & R. E. Nisbett, 1972) but also to see others as more susceptible to a host of cognitive and motivational biases. Although this blind spot regarding one's own biases may serve familiar self-enhancement… Expand
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