Is It Pretentious to Cite the Dunning-Kruger Effect?

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    Dec 06, 2017 3:43 PM GMT
    What does it mean when someone mentions the D-K effect? If I wrote, say, “many people suffer from the Dunning-Kruger effect” on Facebook, am I saying that I’m smarter than those many people? Would writing that make me pretentious?

    Even writing this piece feels pretentious, because in doing so, I’m kind of saying that I’m not an individual that suffers from illusory superiority. But saying that, to me, is evidence that maybe I do.

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    Dec 11, 2017 6:06 PM GMT
    I do like pompous self promoters.
  • Suetonius

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    Dec 11, 2017 7:23 PM GMT
    I've heard it said about that man in the White House now.
  • JScranton

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    Feb 15, 2018 9:13 PM GMT
    Suetonius saidI've heard it said about that man in the White House now.


    Man I wish there was a like button for this