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  • 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 term lends a scientific name and explanation to a problem that many people immediately recognize—that fools are blind to their own foolishness.

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

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

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 :)
  • Note ;The Dunning-Kruger effect is not synonymous with low IQ.

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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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Dunning-Kruger Effect
  • 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. Essentially, low ability people do not possess the skills needed to recognize their own incompetence. The combination of poor self-awareness and low cognitive ability leads them to overestimate their own capabilities.

People who scored in the lowest percentiles on tests of grammar, humor, and logic also tended to dramatically overestimate how well they had performed .

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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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Ignorance Of Our Own Ignorance

The Dunning-Kruger Effect is the mind's tendency to overestimate one’s own knowledge or competence and to underestimate one’s own ignorance. It usually occurs when the information is unknown to us, with one peculiar complication: The information that something is unknown to us is also unknown to us.

The Dunning-Kruger Effect is essentially a meta-layer of ignorance. Example: drivers who pride themselves as being competent and safe drivers making highly unsafe driving errors.

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