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Humans are not very good at self-evaluation and may be unaware of how ignorant they are. This psychological deficiency is known as the Dunning-Kruger Effect, where an illusory superiority clouds the individual and forms a cognitive bias which makes them hold many overly positive beliefs and perceptions about their abilities.
This psychological blindspot or meta-ignorance acts on the individuals self-perception and also on their ability to gauge the performance of others, and is in realm of the ‘unknown unknowns’ where they do not know that they do not know something.
Meta-cognitive skills are developed by:
Meta-cognition is the essential requirement to be able to gauge one’s competence or the lack of it.
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