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Why Our Ignorance Makes Us Overestimate How Much We Know

Impostor syndrome has been covered extensively in recent years. Its inverse, known as the Dunning-Kruger effect, is at least as pervasive: our innate tendency to confidently claim expertise in topics we know very little about, sometimes to embarrassing (if not tragic) results. 213 more words

Nonfiction

American Narcissism

It’s obvious that self-esteem is an essential component of a healthy psychology, but I’ve also slowly come to realize that a healthy self-worth actually includes some degree of unrealistic overconfidence.   914 more words

Cognitive Science

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision…

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Reality Check

Imposter Syndrome

After talking online with a friend about Imposter Syndrome and feedback, I decided to ramble a bit into the camera about it. Pardon the quick editing job. 18 more words

Life

Unsolicited Indie Advice: Dunning-Kruger, Part Two-ger

This is part two of an ongoing series in which I identify key skills and aptitudes which I have found necessary in order to have the best chance of succeeding as a self publisher or indie micro publisher. 1,361 more words

Indie Publishing

Unsolicited Indie Advice, Part One: The Dunning-Kruger Effect and The Novice Publisher

This is part one of an ongoing series in which I identify key skills and aptitudes which I have found necessary in order to have the best chance of succeeding as a self publisher or indie micro publisher. 1,559 more words

Indie Publishing

Why some people are too stupid to understand that they are stupid

Have you ever wondered why the internet seems to be full of stupid people? Or why the people who don’t know what they’re talking about keep pretending to be experts in the subject? 329 more words

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