can we tell what people think of us?
When people know for certain that someone is focused on them, what do they believe that person is thinking? People think about themselves in ways that are strikingly different from the ways they think about others, and so their assessments of what people think of them are often biased. Several projects are currently underway to examine these biases.
Boothby, E. J.*, Cooney, G.*, Sandstrom, G. M., & Clark, M. S. (in press). The liking gap in conversations: Do people like us more than we think? Psychological Science.