Dunning-Kruger effect: How well do you know yourself

Dunning-Kruger effect - Healthbiztips

The fool doesn't realize that he is. Do you know someone who believes that his abilities are far more superior than it actually is?

In psychology, we call this the dunning-kruger effect.

Dunning-Kruger effect - Healthbiztips
Dunning-Kruger effect - Healthbiztips
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@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Dunning-Kruger effect. It's the tendency of a person to overestimate his abilities. They believe that they are smarter and more competent than they actually are.

Not only do they lack the competence and skill, they simply don't have the mental faculty to gauge their own ability.

The lack of ability to recognize one's own weakness is something we can all be guilty of.

Talking without knowing.

Dunning–Kruger effect

The name "Dunning–Kruger effect" is a mix up of the names two psychologists --  David Dunning and Justin Kruger, who observed in their study that less skilled people tend to overestimate their ability, while competent people tend to underestimate themselves.

Not only does one fail to realize how incompetent he is, 

With an amazing amount of self-expectation, it is very hard to convince a low competent person of his actual ability.

As the person's level of competence increase over time, the tendency to gauge oneself excessively diminishes. However, it is noted that those who reached an expert level tend to underestimate their own self.

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