For example, if a man doubted that he wanted to buy a new tool, it would be an important step to convince him to buy it, breaking his idea that others agree with his doubts. By convincing the customer that other people actually want to buy the device, the seller might be able to make a sale that they wouldn`t have made otherwise. In this way, the False-Consensus effect is closely related to conformity, the effect in which an individual is influenced to respond to a group`s beliefs or behaviors. There are two differences between the False Consensus effect and conformity: the most important is that conformity corresponds to the behaviors, beliefs, or attitudes of a real group, while the False Consensus effect is about getting others to share your behaviors, beliefs, or attitudes, whether they actually do so or not. If the customer feels that the opinion of others (of the company) is to buy the device, the customer will feel safer when buying and make him believe that other people would have made the same decision. According to the pre-registration program, a new participant was recruited for each excluded participant. Based on the selection criteria, 202 participants were rejected. In the field of personality psychology, the False-Consensus effect has no significant effect. This is due to the fact that the False-Consensus effect depends a lot on the social environment and how a person interprets that environment. Instead of considering situational attributions, personality psychology evaluates a person with disposition attributions, making the False-Consensus effect relatively irrelevant in this area. Therefore, a person`s personality could influence the extent to which the person relies on a false consensus effect, but not on the existence of such a characteristic. However, this should not be interpreted as the only product of the social environment.
For the characteristic to “exist” in the mind of an organism, there must be a biological structure that underlies it. . . .