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Are Stupid People More Confident?

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  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

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