Posted: May 05, 2020 7:59 am
by Hermit
jamest wrote:
Hermit wrote:
jamest wrote:Do I want to be the guy who knows everything worth knowing..?

Just to clarify: Are you of the opinion that you know everything worth knowing?

Erm... drumroll...


I do, yeah.

You didn't have to answer. I knew what it was going to be before you did. The leading phrase just meant to lightly disguise the fact that the following question was rhetorical.

But thanks for confirming (as if confirmation were needed) anyway.
the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability. It is related to the cognitive bias of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people to recognize their lack of ability. Without the self-awareness of metacognition, people cannot objectively evaluate their competence or incompetence.

As described by social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger, the bias results from an internal illusion in people of low ability and from an external misperception in people of high ability; that is, "the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others."