Barnum effect

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Etymology[edit]

After American showman Phineas Taylor Barnum.

Noun[edit]

Barnum effect ‎(plural Barnum effects)

  1. The tendency of individuals to give high accuracy ratings to descriptions of their personality that are in fact vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people.

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