Tuesday, August 3, 2010

THINK, YOU ARE BELOW AVERAGE, GOOD FOR YOU!

Source: Life Hacker

Illusory superiority basically comes down to a bias about yourself that causes you to think you're better than you are in a certain situation. It's a brand of positive thinking that can cause you trouble. (As we've already seen, positive thinking can cause unnecessary stress.) This trouble is called the Dunning-Kruger effect, which occurs when a person overrates their ability and ends up making poor decisions as a result.

The Dunning-Kruger effect generally refers to incompetent people who, because of their lack of knowledge, are also incapable of realizing their mistakes due to a lack of metacognitive ability—the ability to know about knowing

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This interesting article was the base of the above article:
http://sivers.org/below-average

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