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How And Why To Temper Our Intellectual Pride

So how can we temper our natural human tendency toward overconfidence and nudge ourselves to be a little more humble about the limits of our knowledge? Leary uses logic to try to talk people around to a little more humility.

"People must see that approaching the world in a more intellectually humble fashion is both rational and beneficial," he writes. "Intellectual humility is rational in the sense that we can't all be right in most of our disagreements, we are often irrationally overconfident, and the evidence on which our beliefs and viewpoints are based is often rather flimsy.”

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The Benefits (?) Of Low Intellectual Humility

On the flip side, those low in intellectual humility are more likely to get emotional with those who disagree with them and are rated as likable by others. They are less likely to compromise and even less likely to end up in satisfying relationships.

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The Benefits Of High Intellectual Humility

In the course of this deep dive into the subject, Leary outlines a heap of research on the benefits of intellectual humility. "One of our studies showed that people high in intellectual humility were more attentive

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A Pretty Compelling Argument

Intellectual humility therefore makes sense and is beneficial. And of course, Intellectual pride doesn't make sense and is detrimental. If we are rational beings, we should naturally pursue what’s beneficial. So, why would rational people be as sure of themselves as most of us are?

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Intellectual Humility: A Precursor To Excellence

Intellectual humility might not be the most discussed trait, but research shows it's an essential precursor to almost any kind of excellence.

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The Benefits Of High Intellectual Humility

"Intellectual humility is also associated with the desire to learn new information. People who are high in intellectual humility score higher in epistemic curiosity , which is...

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The Benefits Of High Intellectual Humility

Other studies show the intellectually humble give more careful consideration to evidence that contradicts their views and end up with a better understanding of those they disagree with (which can't hurt when it comes to empathy, persuasion, and

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Intellectual Humility

During Jeff Bezos's tenure as CEO of Amazon, what was the number one quality he looked for when hiring people? Hard work and past accomplishments certainly mattered. But when the then-Amazon boss spoke at Basecamp he stressed another quality as most important:

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Humans Are Actually Pretty Bad At Intellectual Humility

To reach your maximum potential you need to be willing to learn and improve, and that necessarily entails admitting you don't already have all the answers.

However, i...

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