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Dunning-Kruger Effect

It’s when we lack competence that we’re most likely to be brimming with overconfidence.

From Wikipedia :

It is based on the idea that poor performers have not yet acquired the ability to distinguish between good and bad performances. They tend to overrate themselves because they do not see the qualitative difference between their performances and the performances of others.

People who scored the lowest in logical reasoning, grammar and sense of humor had the most inflated opinions of their skills.


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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. 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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