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Are you in the Dunning-Kruger Club?

Updated: May 17, 2021

To begin, David Dunning and Justin Kruger were psychologists who studied confidence and competence. Their discoveries are now some of the most impactful theories in the psychology world.


What they discovered was this: Individuals who can’t do X, don’t understand that they can’t do X.


To put it another way, when we lack competence, we are most likely to maintain a degree of overconfidence.


On the flip side, the theory goes further to say that individuals who perform well (large competence), underestimate their abilities.


Basically - the smarter, more skilled you get, the less knowledgeable you feel.