Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments
Provocative study. The paradox is that improving the skills of participants, and thus increasing their metacognitive competence, helped them recognize the limitations of their abilities. But certain humility is a good thing--when it does equal obsequiousness.
Justin Kruger and David Dunning
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