Pushkin, a well-known Soviet writer, had suffered a lot from the halo effect.
He fell in love with Natanli, who was known as “the first beauty in Moscow,” and married her.
Natanali’s looks are amazing, but she is different from Pushkin.
When Pushkin read her the poem she wrote every time.
She always covered her ears and said, “Don’t listen!
“Instead, she always wanted Pushkin to play with her, to participate in some luxurious evenings, dances, Pushkin ranked her creations, made her debts high, and eventually died for her due to a literary superstar.
According to Pushkin, a beautiful woman must also have extraordinary wisdom and noble character, but this is not the case. This phenomenon is called the halo effect.
The so-called halo effect is that in the interpersonal communication, some aspects of the person’s characteristics show up, covering up other characteristics, thus causing obstacles to interpersonal cognition.
In daily life, the “halo effect” often quietly affects our perception and evaluation of others.
Some elderly people have certain shortcomings with young people, or dress and dress, and life habits are not pleasing to the eye, they think they must be unproductive; some young people see him everywhere because they admire some cuteness of friendsCute, really so-called “a man hides all ugliness.”
The halo effect is a kind of partial subjective psychological speculation. The errors are: first, it is easy to grasp the individual characteristics of the object, and it is used to generalize it individually, just like the blind person touches the surface with points;It associates some personality or appearance features that have no internal connection, and asserts that there must be another one if there is such a feature. Third, it affirms everything that is good, and all negates it that is bad. This is subjectiveThe absolute tendency to be dominated by prejudice.
In short, the halo effect is a cognitive obstacle that greatly affects people’s psychology in interpersonal communication. We must try to avoid and overcome the halo effect in communication.