“We’re not very good at evaluating ourselves accurately.”

The Dunning-Kruger effect

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Sun, Jul 1st, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

If you have ever wondered why people with lesser abilities tend to rate themselves as absolutely amazing, this TED-Ed talk by David Dunning explains why we are so poor at evaluating ourselves.

How good are you with money? What about reading people’s emotions? How healthy are you, compared to other people you know? Knowing how our skills stack up against others is useful in many ways. But psychological research suggests that we’re not very good at evaluating ourselves accurately. In fact, we frequently overestimate our own abilities. David Dunning describes the Dunning-Kruger effect.

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