Contrary to the misconception that minor mistakes will cause discrediting, these errors may make us more sympathetic. In addition to the fear that he will fall into disrepute if he makes a mistake, one gets the delusion that everyone is focusing on his flaws.

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We enter into a thought that others are paying as much attention to us as we are. In other words, we feel that we are examining our external appearance, behavior or flaws under the light of our attention. This error is called the spotlight effect.

Thomas Gilovich, one of the researchers who put the spotlight as a result of their research, explained that people tend to think that they are shining more than they actually are under the social spotlights.

In this situation that can reach up to paranoia, one can think that everyone is watching the flaw, he sees his flaws and he is constantly on trial. With the development of technology, the use of social media has become widespread and this perception has increased.

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For example, the person thinks that everyone is paying the same attention in a photograph he shared or took a picture of, and thin hands often touch before sharing them. Or try to eat more carefully in a crowded setting, topping up a cup or dropping it on a dish can cause cold sweat.

This is due to egocentrism and over-focusing on the person. This is because it evaluates everything around it according to its own perspective and experience.