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PERCEPTION 2 Perception Personal behaviors of an observer that affect perception are as follows: Past experiences - Perceptions are guided mainly by what one has gone through in the past and what one expects to see. The past experiences of someone shape and play an important role in how they see things currently (Qiong, 2017) . If an individual was betrayed by allies in the past, they will most likely not trust any new friend that they might be making or developing. Expectations - What one anticipates or expects from an individual affects how they see that person (De Lange et al., 2018) . One may have high or low expectations of a person. A teacher in a class, for example, may expect students who ask or answer many questions in a class to perform better in a test than those that are less active. Moods - People think differently when happy and when sad or depressed. Moreover, observers tend to remember information consistent with their current mood compared to information that is not consistent with their current mood (Qiong, 2017) . When in a bad mood, perception towards other people turns out to be negative, while observers favourably evaluate others when in a good mood. Interest - The attention's focus of an observer tends to be influenced by his or her interests. What one notices in a situation is different from what another observes in the same

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