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Several articles mention that there is a naïveté involved in the characters that so easily fall prey to the Barnum effect. Many were unsure how best to narrow or eliminate the effect. To my understanding, it is suggested by one particular study that to avoid this effect should sidestep the simple traditional feedback rating especially for traits of acceptance. Adding in additional components to address the whole personality as opposed to breaking it down (Poskus, 2014, pp. 103-104). To be honest I not entirely sure I got it right. I hope to get some clearer insight from those of you who chose to respond to this discussion post.ReferencesBrown, R. L., Kirsch, M. E., Miller, M. R., Pacera, N., Perrottet, R. M. & Stevenson, J. L.(2015). The effect of the nature and perceived validity of zodiac personality predictions on logic test performance. Retrieved from Article/download.393/420
Poskus, M. (2014, Jan). A new way of looking at the Barnum effect and its links to Personality traits in groups receiving different types of feedback. Retrieved from