We've all been there. You're around new people and you just want to impress them. It can be easy to pretend you know about movies, politics, or science just to get through an awkward situation. But contrary to what feels most natural, a new series of five studies from Pepperdine University shows that those who can admit when they don't know something tend to actually have more knowledge. If you want to make those people think you're smart, maybe the best thing to say is "I don't know."
Behind Intellectual Humility
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Written by Kelsey Donk July 1, 2019
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