3 thoughts on “On achieving meta-accuracy: The roles of clarity and positivity of self-views”

  1. Nice results. Restated does this mean that low self esteem people think others see them differently than others actually do? Do perceivers see lows more positively than lows see themselves? Do lows overestimate how transparent their faults are?
    Do you think acute drops to self esteem (from a rejection manipulation) prior to the round robin would elicit similar results?


  2. I wonder if the effect might be moderated somehow by the self-esteem of the perceiver. Maybe the round robin design factors this out, but it seems possible to me that metaperception might be best between people who are similar in some way, and since most people in your sample likely were relatively high in self-esteem – at least compared to some absolute midpoint of a good-bad scale – the participants with the lowest self-esteem might not be comprehensible to the majority of other participants. Alternatively, those with lower self-esteem might just expect to be misperceived. It might also be interesting if there were specific patterns of how metaperception breaks down. Interesting!


  3. Really interesting! Why do you think SCC had no effect on meta-accuracy? Somewhat surprising but could indicate that while people with low SCC may not have a clear sense of themselves, they do have a pretty good sense of how other see them?


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