What is projection bias?
Projection Bias (also called the false-consensus effect) is the tendency to (wrongfully) think that most other people think and reason like you do, or even agree with you, because of something they say or do.
Example in the hiring process.
A recruiter or hiring manager might falsely project certain character traits onto a candidate which might not necessarily be true. This is fed by our Confirmation Bias and Similarity Bias. It leads to hiring people who the recruiter or hiring managers thinks are similar to them, while in practice they aren’t, hurting both hiring quality and diversity.