The Dunning-Kruger Effect

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The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias wherein unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than is accurate. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their ineptitude.
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I’m doing good, thanks for asking.

That? That’s nothing. Yeah, I do that all the time. You think that’s something? You should have seen what I made last Thursday. Hoo boy. That was something.

Conversely, highly skilled individuals tend to underestimate their relative competence, erroneously assuming that tasks which are easy for them are also easy for others.
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Yeah, I guess you can say they chose me for this project because they didn’t want to mess around. You know what they say – you want something done right…wait, how does that saying go, again?

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Oh that? That’s just some ice. What? Don’t tell me you’re afraid of a little ice?

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