a tendency to assume wrongly that other people and events are referring to you. In milder forms this is normal but extreme forms are often associated with paranoia.

SELF-AS-TARGET EFFECT: "Joe showed self-as-target effect whenever he saw people in small groups look toward him as they were talking."
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