People here grossly overestimate their expertise in areas they've never studied, amirite?

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Ah yes, the Dunning-Kruger Effect. Gruesome.

Mytokhondrias avatar Mytokhondria Yeah You Are +6Reply

This your first day on the internet?

Gangstacat4882s avatar Gangstacat4882 Yeah You Are +6Reply

As a multiple PhD, test pilot, brain surgeon, and Nobel prize winning economist, let me welcome you to the internet.

quietsamurai98s avatar quietsamurai98 Yeah You Are +5Reply

A know a little about everything and everything about a couple things. That's enough to get myself into some really good trouble.

Thatoneduderyans avatar Thatoneduderyan Yeah You Are +5Reply

Isn't that humanity in general?

Leic0408s avatar Leic0408 Yeah You Are +5Reply

Most men just say things confidently when it might not be true, as a boy I started tallying up against who said what, started realising nothing was correlating

had this terrible realisation men just said things outright as if it was true all the time, some people bought it others dont

the ones that did buy it regurgitate this to other followers, misinformation spreads

was really confusing me for a long time with all these random facts flying around whilst i wondered which ones to believe, thank god for the internet setting things straight

Nickyikkys avatar Nickyikky Yeah You Are +4Reply

I happen to be an expert in fields I've never studied, and I've never overestimated said expertise. For sure, trust me bro

Classicdry2232s avatar Classicdry2232 Yeah You Are +4Reply

But... but.. I've watched a 30s tick tock fully explaining the problem. I am now an expert.

"Ask an expert" online is often a case of getting the right answer to the wrong question.

"What should I use to drill into a stud wall?"

"Thanks for nothing, that drill bit wouldn't go through the concrete"

Anytime someone says "I've done the research" I automatically assume they are a moron.

Hey i am a YouTube certified mechanic and i have my phd in article studies!!!!

here and everywhere and sometimes, even proper PhDs when talking outside their fields...

Devtesla2s avatar Devtesla2 Yeah You Are +3Reply

OP is correct but: sometimes actual experts show up to spread context and knowledge. It's marvelous when that happens.

Iapetus-11s avatar Iapetus-11 Yeah You Are +3Reply
@Iapetus-11 OP is correct but: sometimes actual experts show up to spread context and knowledge. It's marvelous when that happens.

Then someone will argue with them out of their ass and accuse them of Dunning-Kruger like it's a mic drop and leave.

Dunning Kreuger National Park

88080808088s avatar 88080808088 Yeah You Are +3Reply

..well as Nietzsche once said..

Openeyess avatar Openeyes Yeah You Are +3Reply

Are you concerned about all the professional relationship therapists we have on this site?

No it's fine they're all legit

ambitiouscorners avatar ambitiouscorner Yeah You Are +3Reply

Not only here. Is everywhere.


it's called mount stupid

Shiny244s avatar Shiny244 Yeah You Are +3Reply

But I've watched a lot of videos of people confirming my personal beliefs.

People everywhere do that.

Cheytuflyas avatar Cheytuflya Yeah You Are +2Reply

Not just here my friend. Life is full of examples of the Dunning Kruger effect. Basically every conspiracy theory relies on it.

Tanmoykayesens avatar Tanmoykayesen Yeah You Are +2Reply
@Tanmoykayesen Not just here my friend. Life is full of examples of the Dunning Kruger effect. Basically every conspiracy theory...

What kills me is, even if you don't understand, the simplest explanation that requires the fewest people to shut up about it is the correct explanation. Every time.

There's a saying about how two people can only keep a secret if one of them is dead. The reality is one person can't keep a secret if they leave the room.

Classicdry2232s avatar Classicdry2232 Yeah You Are +3Reply

By 'here' you mean Earth right?

Achilles982s avatar Achilles982 Yeah You Are +2Reply
@Achilles982 By 'here' you mean Earth right?

Yes, this wonderful flat disc we all call home.

dankXDs avatar dankXD Yeah You Are 0Reply

By here do you mean the Earth?

I can agree somewhat, but I think there's something to be said about someone going 'well I'm a field of study' and then saying something that's glaringly and categorically false.

Ganja420Preneurs avatar Ganja420Preneur Yeah You Are +2Reply

People who've studied in areas grossly overestimate there expertise in those areas lol 😂

Zakabogs avatar Zakabog Yeah You Are +2Reply

Welcome to the world of DK. It's everywhere

But I AM an astrophysicister

Elitetuskens avatar Elitetusken Yeah You Are +2Reply

Actually you are completely wrong, every basic theory of philosophy says that people never overestimate that. I'm right.

It's called the dunnig-kruger effect. Stupid people often think they are smart because they are not aware of what they don't know.

Vishwasm123s avatar Vishwasm123 Yeah You Are +2Reply

Well, sir, I doubt you are qualified to make that assessment.

Larny2019s avatar Larny2019 Yeah You Are +2Reply

That's just everyone ever. The dunning kruger effect is very interesting and it even affects itself

Welcome to the internet~

@Theunknowxn Welcome to the internet~

welcome to the underground

Iapetus-11s avatar Iapetus-11 Yeah You Are +3Reply

The word "here" is superfluous in that sentence.

Postingloudlys avatar Postingloudly Yeah You Are +1Reply

Man, try working in healthcare

@this_is_ridix Man, try working in healthcare

The amount of doctors that don't realize that endometriosis happens in roughly 10% of reproductive age women and girls.

I am a volunteer housewife with 45 minutes of orientation and a harlequin romance about archaeology.

It's not the network.

contextrips avatar contextrip Yeah You Are +1Reply

Case in point: manufactured engagement

Framie1s avatar Framie1 Yeah You Are +1Reply

The Illusion of Explanatory depth

Bpaqs avatar Bpaq Yeah You Are +1Reply

Probably just because of the level of comfort in talking behind a keyboard/anonymity. I'm no expert

I know everything about everything despite never reading about it.

People not here do the same thing.

I'm a nurse and I never even give out nursing/medical advice

You've grossly overestimated your knowledge of my expertise.

Apartlavishnesss avatar Apartlavishness Yeah You Are +1Reply

Being an expert in grossly overestimating expertise, let me tell you precisely where you are wrong and how you should be conducting yourself. Ahem .......

lampnerd2s avatar lampnerd2 Yeah You Are +1Reply

First time on the internet?

Its good practice for the rest of us to filter things

Me with a PhD in Internet: I will now proceed to write an entire book about why you are wrong

It's the result of fast food books and YouTube channels. You hear a lot of interesting things that sounds plausible, and feel comfortable repeating these talking points. Until you hear something that's actually in your area of expertise then it's "oh no!"

the more you pay, the higher your confidence, and unfortunately higher success rate follows. its a self replicating manifestation. money flows through this embodiment

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