spotlight effect, which refers to our tendency to overestimate how much other people notice us. This belief that others are always looking at and judging us is central to many people’s social anxiety.
In order to debunk this belief and better understand the spotlight effect, think about all of the people you saw this week — on the street, in the grocery store, in class.
Can you remember what all of them look like? Did you spend much time (if any) thinking about them once you parted ways?We are with ourselves 24/7, so it’s understandable why we can become hyper-conscious of the way we look and act.Read more on talkspace.com