so are you a Dunning or a Kruger?


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Something interesting to think about is the “Dunning-Kruger” effect.

The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled people make poor decisions and reach erroneous conclusions, but their incompetence denies them the metacognitive ability to appreciate their mistakes.[1] The unskilled therefore suffer from illusory superiority, rating their ability as above average, much higher than it actually is, while the highly skilled underrate their own abilities, suffering from illusory inferiority.

 In other words, some of the people who like to yap about how good they are are not as good as they may think, while some who say “ahhh Im not as good at it as I would like to be” may in fact be more skilled than the loudmouths.

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2 thoughts on “so are you a Dunning or a Kruger?”

  1. Which is a Dunning and which is a Kruger? Either way, you have tapped into some ancient wisdom.

    Pride goes before destruction,
    And a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18

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