Are you a better driver than most people? What about a better friend? What if we told you that the majority of people think the exact same thing about themselves? It doesn't make mathematical sense—by definition, half of all people must be below average—but it's true. The idea that most people rate themselves more positively than they rate others is a cornerstone of psychology research. It's known as the better-than-average effect.
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Written by Ashley Hamer April 13, 2017
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