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Are Stupid People More Confident?

Key Facts In This Video

  1. In 1999, David Dunning and Justin Kruger found that people who scored lower on competency tests were more likely to consider themselves very competent. 00:41

  2. Illusory superiority, also known as the Dunning-Kruger effect, has been observed in several fields, from firearm usage to debates. 01:32

  3. Research indicates that competent people are more likely to underestimate their abilities than incompetent people. 02:04