Let's pretend you love pizza with anchovies. Your family also loves anchovy pizza—growing up, that's all you ever ordered. When your best friends would come over to hang out, they also opted for pizza with anchovies. Who needs any other topping? Now you're a manager at a company. You want to celebrate your team's recent accomplishments, so you order something they'll surely love: anchovy pizza. Everyone politely takes a piece, but barely picks around the fish. What gives? This scenario is an example of the false-consensus effect. Because you and your loved ones share a preference in pizza, you falsely assumed that everyone did.
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