FALSE-UNIQUENESS EFFECT

is the tendency to underestimate the extent others actually possess the same attributes or talents and positive traits as yourself. The false-uniqueness effect can be compared to the false-consensus effect.

FALSE-UNIQUENESS EFFECT: "Some individuals with an inflated ego would 'suffer' from the false uniqueness effect, where they believed their attributes are far less spread and therefore unique to them."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FALSE-UNIQUENESS EFFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/false-uniqueness-effect/ (accessed June 27, 2017).
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