Social Comparison_Amy Kankiewicz

Social Comparison:  Social comparison is judging or ranking one’s own abilities or ideas by comparing them to others.

http://www.anyclip.com/movies/miss-congeniality/late-night-hot-chocolate/ (first and second clip)

Cheryl is comparing herself to Gracie.  “You’re so nice and smart and sexy; you’re definitely gonna win,” she says to Gracie.  She does not thing herself good enough to win the Miss United States Pageant because of all the good qualities she sees in Gracie (she does not believe she, herself, has these qualities).  Also, she does not see her talent of baton twirling as anything special because she has compared it to other’s talents.  She ranks her own abilities as less than superb because she is constantly comparing them to others in the competition.

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