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

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The Dunning-Kruger Effect

... 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.

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Causes of Dunning-Kruger effect

Incompetent people tend to:

  • 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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Who is affected by the Dunning-Kruger effect?

Unfortunately, we all are.

This is because no matter how informed or experienced we are, everyone has areas in which they are uninformed and incompetent.

You might be smart and skilled in many areas, but no one is an expert at everything.

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...you can gain a more realistic assessment of your own abilities in a particular area if you are not sure you can trust your own self-assessment?

  • Keep learning and practicing. Instead of assuming you know all there is to know about a subj...

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