Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why incompetent people think they’re amazing

Knowledge Questions: To what extent are we aware of our own knowledge? How does the possession of knowledge affect the knower?

 

The irony of the Dunning-Kruger Effect is that, Professor Dunning notes, “the knowledge and intelligence that are required to be good at a task are often the same qualities needed to recognize that one is not good at that task—and if one lacks such knowledge and intelligence, one remains ignorant that one is not good at that task.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/markmurphy/2017/01/24/the-dunning-kruger-effect-shows-why-some-people-think-theyre-great-even-when-their-work-is-terrible/#7b6bbe3c5d7c


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