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5 Ways to Avoid Displaying a Superiority Complex At Work



In 1999, two researchers, Dunning and Kruger, identified a cognitive bias wherein relatively unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than is accurate. Named Dunning-Kruger effect, it explains why some people we work with are over-confident in their self-assessment of their skills and abilities.

[EXAMPLE: Could this explain why some Millennials are getting fired? Having a superiority complex is an aspect of Dunning-Kruger effect. Raised on praise and taught to be extremely confident, are some Millennials entering the workplace with an over-inflated sense of their abilities?]

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