The Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why The Incompetent Don’t Know They’re Incompetent — PsyBlog

The reason seems to be that poor performers fail to learn from their mistakes.

The proposed solution is that the incompetent should be directly told they are incompetent.

Unfortunately the problem is that incompetent people have probably been getting this type of feedback for years and failed to take much notice. Despite failing exams, messing up at work and irritating other people, the incompetent still don’t believe they’re incompetent.

via The Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why The Incompetent Don’t Know They’re Incompetent — PsyBlog.

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