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Dunning-Kruger effect

Dunning-Kruger effect

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a strange phenomenon that makes unskilled or uneducated people overestimate their abilities. Incompetent people can't know they're incompetent because their incompetence is the very thing that robs them of the ability to realize how incompetent they are.

it’s the most incompetent who are the most confident, while the intelligent ones doubt their own abilities

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubts"

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Dunning - Kruger Effect

Dunning - Kruger Effect

In learning any new domain, our confidence is actually highest when we start. Dunning and Kruger found that when we don’t know what we don’t know, we overestimate our abilities. 

As philosopher Bertrand Russell famously put it: “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure ...

Dunning-Kruger Effect

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

Causes Of Dunning-Kruger Effect

Causes Of Dunning-Kruger Effect

Incompetence robs the mental ability to realize just how inept they are.

Incompetent people tend to:

  • Overconfident their own skill levels

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