You probably don’t know what you’re talking about – you only think you do.

The observation that people with limited knowledge of a topic believe they know more than they do is popularly known as the Dunning-Kruger effect, named after the psychologists who published the 2009 paper, Unskilled and Unaware of It: “How Difficulties in Recognizing One’s Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments”[1] The paper analyzes and confirms this phenomenon … More You probably don’t know what you’re talking about – you only think you do.

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