Do others know you better than you know yourself?
We’re the only ones who really know how we feel inside, however friends are better judges of how intelligent and creative we are.
Via Science Daily:
Simine Vazire, Ph.D., Washington University assistant professor of psychology in Arts & Sciences, has found that the individual is more accurate in assessing one’s own internal, or neurotic traits, such as anxiety, while friends are better barometers of intellect-related traits, such as intelligence and creativity, and even strangers are equally adept as our friends and ourselves at spotting the extrovert in us all, a psychology domain known as “extroversion.”
“I think that it’s important to really question this knee-jerk reaction that we are our own best experts,” says Vazire.
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