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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