The Japanese Journal of Personality
Online ISSN : 1349-6174
Print ISSN : 1348-8406
ISSN-L : 1348-8406
Short Report
Relationship between Self-Deprecating Presentation and Fear of Evaluation
Eri Yoshizawa
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2020 Volume 29 Issue 3 Pages 147-149


This paper proposes that self-deprecating presentations displaying a lack of ability and low performance are intended to obtain others’ positive evaluations. Although previous research has suggested that people fearing negative evaluations actively engage in self-deprecating presentations, the reasons for this have not been clarified. The considerations in this study were as follows. It was assumed that others’ positive evaluations carry the risk of over expectation, which could lead to the fear of negative evaluations for not meeting these expectations. Therefore, people make self-deprecating presentations to avoid eventual negative evaluations.

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