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The spotlight effect #Psychology

The Spotlight Effect: It is a phenomenon, which explains that  generally people believe that they are being noticed by others more than they really are. this is because everyone is busy with all their attention focussed on themselves. 

The spotlight effect is a tendency for individuals to think that others are observing them more closely than they actually are. This is more prominent during failures, when one  is in an embarrassing situation or when one has some guilt. Higher level of the spotlight effect may cause – nervousness,  social anxiety, negative self evaluation etc.

Solution –  whenever you feel others are  noticing you, keep your calm and tell yourself that everyone else is actually  more concerned with their own behavior and are in-fact  worrying you’re paying close attention to them. So you should be confident of yourself and not get spotlighted in any situation.  

स्पॉटलाइट प्रभाव: आम तौर पर, ज्यादातर लोगो में  यह एहसास   पाया जाता है, जो उनके व्यवहार पर असर ङालती है ।  लोग यह महसूस करते है कि अन्य लोग मुझे / हमें देख रहे हैं  अौर बहुत अधिक बारीकी से देख रहे हैं। जबकि वास्तव में ऐसा नहीं होता हैं, क्योंकि स्पॉटलाइट इफेक्ट की वजह से  वे स्वयं पर अधिक ध्यान दे रहे होते हैं। आम तौर पर लोग  दूसरों द्वारा जितना देखे जाते  हैं उससे अधिक महसूस करते हैं।  विशेष कर  शर्मनाक स्थितियों में,  गलतियों, विफलताओं के दौरान स्पॉटलाइट प्रभाव  का स्तर  ज्यादा  हो सकता है। इससे व्यवहार में घबराहट, सामाजिक चिंता, नकारात्मक मूल्यांकन आदि बढ़ जाता है।

समाधान – जब आपको  ऐसा लगे कि, हर कोई आप पर  ध्यान दे रहा है , तब  आप इस बात को समझें: कि अन्य सभी लोग वास्तव में अपने लिये  चिंतित हैं और उन्हें  लग रहा है कि आप उन पर ध्यान दे रहे हैं। इस लिये  बेहतर  है कि  आत्मविश्वास  बनाये रखें और स्पॉटलाइट प्रभाव को हावी ना होने  दें।



I am PhD. in Psychology, a PGDM in HR, hold a certificate in Child Guidance and Counsel ling and a writer, not necessarily in that order. My work experience includes teaching MBA students in Usha Martin and Amity Colleges in Patna and teaching Psychology in various college of Patna to B.A. and M.A. students and to law students in Swami Vivekanand law College in Lucknow. I've also taught primary school students in DPS, Dhanbad. I got married at the age of 19, in my first year of BA Psychology Hons. I finished my studies and developed my interest in women and children studies in India. My thesis is about the urban, educated Indian women. I have written Hindi articles for Hindustan, Dhanbad and the MA Psychology study course for Nalanda Open University in Patna. My interest in writing is something that happened subconsciously. But lately, after having written deep, psychological and spiritual articles and having produced books for Post Graduate Psychology students, I realized how much I love writing for children. I find it refreshing and heartening to write about their innocence, faith, fears and fearlessness. My two daughters have grown on a staple diet of magic and fairy tales and I must confess that I have enjoyed their childhood perhaps more than they did themselves. I wish to keep writing for these little people who are the bright future of our country, our civilization and our world.

56 thoughts on “The spotlight effect #Psychology

  1. I am always so aware of this, but when I find myself in situations like this, I see that I am inexplicably losing all sense of rationality. I have actually recently started a blog about how what we think affects other people and how humans and words interact:

    Some shameless self advertising right there 😉

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  2. I used to struggle with this so much before. Slowly getting over it now.

    And i just stumbled upon your blog. I’m so glad to find someone who studied psychology. I’m going to start my university this month with BSc hons psychology. ^^ And also you just gave me a little hope that i can further continue my studies so well even if i get married in the next 1 or 2 years.
    I’m a beginner blogger so I’d really appreciate it if you’d check out my blog and leave some feedback. 🙂


    1. This is a common phenomenon Hafseena. I hope solution given in the post will help you.
      I believe, Marriage is not the ultimate thing in a girls life. One should always be independent or strong enough to handle her own life’s.
      All the best for your studies and future life.

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