The Dunning-Kruger Effect

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        The Dunning-Kruger Effect:
        The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than is accurate. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their ineptitude. Actual competence may weaken self-confidence, as competent individuals may falsely assume that others have an equivalent understanding.

        Regarding the incompetent:
        People fail to grasp their own incompetence, precisely because they are so incompetent. And since overcoming their incompetence would first require the ability to distinguish competence from incompetence, people get stuck in a vicious cycle.

        Regarding Top Performers:
        Top performers tend to have a relatively good sense of how well they perform in absolute terms, such as their raw score on a test. Where they err is in their estimates of other people-consistently overestimating how well other people are doing on the same test

        I will add that the funniest part of this and the sheer irony is that the people reading this thinking that, as a top performer ,they may be overestimating everyone else should really be the ones coming to terms with their lot as an overconfident low-level performer who possesses only meager skills.

        The Dunning-Kruger Effect in layman’s terms:
        Lowly skilled individuals tend to overestimate their ability and skills. Being unable to distinguish true competence from incompetence, they remain confident in their belief that they are highly skilled – even though they have mediocre skills . On the other hand, individuals who are very highly skilled tend to overestimate the skill level of their peers. High level performers often fall into the trap of thinking that if they can perform at a certain level, most others must also be able to do the same. This, of course, is not true.

        Roots and Reinforcers in the Low Skilled:
        The lowly skilled are often sabotaged by a limited frame of reference, immaturity, and lack of significant experience. False experience as well as theoretical learning at the expense of practical experience can reinforce the negative aspects of the effect. As experience is gained and exposure is broadened all but the dullest evolve past this effect.

        In the end – You don’t know what you don’t know. Those that successfully mature begin to become aware of this.

      • #64360

          Sounds like most American gun owners.

          After talking to them, I realized that they all believe they can fight, fuck and shoot.

        • #64361

            Sounds like most American gun owners.

            After talking to them, I realized that they all believe they can fight, fuck and shoot.

            Like world champions.

          • #64362

              HaHa, it would seem obummer is suffering from Dunning-Kruger effect
              as an incompetent. unfortunately for him, others are waking up and beginning to realize it as well.

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