THE DUNNING KRUGER EFFECT IS A type of cognitive bias you would not like to have .
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People who scored in the lowest percentiles on tests of grammar, humor, and logic also tended to dramatically overestimate how well they had performed .
... 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 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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