Semantic Apparatus – Is Meta-Accuracy Consistent Across Levels of Acquaintanceship?

Cited by Lee Sonogan

Dyadic Meta-Accuracy in the Perception of Professional Relationships |  Semantic Scholar

Abstract by Norhan Elsaadawy, Erika N. Carlson

Some people tend to be especially accurate about the personality impressions they make, but is meta-accuracy a consistent tendency that spans levels of acquaintanceship, or is it only observed within levels of acquaintanceship? Three studies suggested that meta-accuracy is consistent among close others but not across new acquaintances and close others. This pattern was observed for observable and unobservable traits and when accounting for people who made more consistent impressions on others (i.e., high consensus). Overall, meta-accuracy seems to be circumscribed within levels of acquaintanceship. The major implication of these results is that the mechanisms for meta-accuracy and the attributes of good meta-perceivers likely differ across levels of acquaintanceship.

Publication: Social Psychological and Personality Science (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Pub Date: May 26, 2021 Doi:

Keywords: meta-accuracy, meta-perception, individual differences, interpersonal perception, social perception (Plenty more sections and references in this research article)

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