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THE DUNNING KRUGER EFFECT IS A type of cognitive bias you would not like to have .

Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why Incompetent People Think They Are Superior

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Overview

  • The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are.
  • The combination of poor self-awareness and low cognitive ability leads them to overestimate their own capabilities.
  • The ...

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Causes

  • Overestimate their own skill levels.
  • Fail to recognize the genuine skill and expertise of other people.
  • Fail to recognize their own mistakes and lack of skill.

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Affected People

  • EVERYONE.Everyone has areas in which they are uninformed and incompetent.
  • The reality is that everyone is susceptible to this phenomenon, and in fact, most of us probably experience it with surprising regularity.
  • The dose is a bit higher in some cases though ...

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Overcoming The Bias

  • Keep learning and practicing.
  • Ask other people how you're doing.
  • Question what you know.

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