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The Pratfall Effect

Is spilling coffee on yourself or Falling down in public ever beneficial ???

According to social psychology, clumsy mistakes like these can give individuals an advantage more often than you might think. It’s called the Pratfall Effect and remains a highly intriguing theory in the field of social science.

In social psychology, the pratfall effect is the tendency for an interpersonal appeal to increase or decrease after an individual makes a mistake, depending on the individual's perceived ability to perform well in a general sense. An individual perceived to be highly competent would be considered more likeable after committing a blunder, while a perceived average individual would be considered less likeable.

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