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How to know how good you really are

How to know how good you really are

  1. Ask for feedback from other people and consider it, even if you find it hard to hear.
  2. Keep learning. The more knowledgeable we become the more we will know how competent we are.


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Knowing how your skills measure up

Knowing how your skills measure up

Knowing how competent and skilled we are against other people helps us figure out when we can go ahead with our decisions or when we instead need to look for advice. 

But psychological research suggests that we frequently overestimate our own abilities. This is known as the Dunning-...


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We judge ourselves as better than others

On average, people tend to rate themselves better than most in disciplines ranging from health, leadership skills, ethics and more.

Those with the least ability often overrate their skills to the greatest extent.  People who are measurably poor at logical reasoning, grammar...


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The Dunning-Kruger effect is invisible to those experiencing it

The Dunning-Kruger effect isn't about an ego blinding us to our weaknesses. Once people can spot their deficits, they usually will admit to them. That is why people with moderate experience often have less confidence in their abilities. They know there's a lot th...


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People lacking knowledge suffer a double curse

People lacking knowledge suffer a double curse

People lacking knowledge and skill in certain areas suffer a double curse. 

  1. They make mistakes and reach poor decisions
  2. Those same knowledge gaps prevent them from noticing their errors. 

In other words, poor performers won't notice...


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