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promoted.5 More attractive people are also more likely to be paid more, as discussed in “Research Focus: Attractiveness Pays Off, But It Pays Off Better for
Men.” Implicit Personality Theories
Implicit personality theories.
Personal theories that people
have about which personality
characteristics go together. Each of us has an implicit personal “theory” about which personality characteristics go together. These are called implicit personality theories. Perhaps you expect
hardworking people to also be honest. Perhaps you feel that people of average intelligence tend to be most friendly. To the extent that such implicit theories are inaccurate, they provide a basis for misunderstanding.6 The employee who assumes that
her very formal boss is also insensitive might be reluctant to discuss a work-related
problem with him that could be solved fairly easily. Projection Projection. The tendency for
perceivers to attribute their own
thoughts and feelings to others. In the abse...
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