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The Dunning-Kruger Effect Sums Up the Left

Billy Fuster found this, and I think I’m going to start calling Social JusticeWarriors DKs.


The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which low-ability individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability as much higher than it really is. Dunning and Kruger attributed this bias to a metacognitive inability of those of low ability to recognize their ineptitude and evaluate their ability accurately.

The phenomenon was first experimentally observed in a series of experiments by David Dunning and Justin Kruger of the department of psychology at Cornell University in 1999.[1][2] The study was inspired by the case of McArthur Wheeler, a man who robbed two banks after covering his face with lemon juice in the mistaken belief that, because lemon juice is usable as invisible ink, it would prevent his face from being recorded on surveillance cameras.

Dunning and Kruger proposed that, for a given skill, incompetent people will:[4]

  • fail to recognize their own lack of skill
  • fail to recognize the extent of their inadequacy
  • fail to accurately gauge skill in others
  • recognize and acknowledge their own lack of skill only after they are exposed to training for that skill

Dunning and Kruger were awarded the 2000 satirical Ig Nobel Prize in psychology “for their modest report, ‘Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One’s Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments'”

18 Comments on The Dunning-Kruger Effect Sums Up the Left

  1. The result of being told since the first time they ate the paste and drank the fingerpaint that they are valuable and their actions matter to the world.
    At first we were told everyone needs a HS education, now everybody needs college because 12 years of brainwashing ends before they have full brain development.
    Now they are supported by the ‘rents and the state until they gel into a full blown Prog.

  2. This happens all the time. I hear people state that the graduated from something as indication of their intelligence. It is nearly impossible to flunk out nowadays. You probably have to work harder at flunking then you do to get a on honor roll.

  3. Seriously! *I* am amazed! I have circled this concept for some time now, mostly centering on the words “race realism” but, at the same time understanding that the people who most needed to understand did not.

    This is where BLM and the SJW and all the left-wing progs and liberals have brought us: to a place where the people puzzle pieces of the world no longer fit well. Once the world was not such as it is. Then, the…. ….got out their bicycle pumps of ego and competence and self-righteous and…. now?

    I don’t know how we are going to put the genie back in the bottle, develop the balance and perspective the nation — and the world — needs.

    Now, I have words for my thinking. Thank you, Fuster and Fur. ….Lady in Red

  4. Ummm, you guys do know it was Bill Engvall with a sign, eh?
    Foxworthy, was “You might be a yankee if you don’t know the difference.”

  5. @Lady in Red – This all started when the govt indoctrination institutions (a/k/a “schools”) started pushing self-esteem instead of self-respect. All these DKs (pronounced “dicks” I suggest) don’t want to hear about the need to have self-respect before you deserve self-esteem.

  6. Like him, their danger, and the messes they create affect everyone around them.

    Anymore, that character comes to mind whenever I see one of these useless twits pontificating So Seriously about how everyone has to change to accommodate them. It’s a bit of a relief valve for me.

  7. Purposely get it backwards OpenTheDoor?

    Foxworthy did “You might be a Redneck”.

    I mean, If you’re going to correct people…

  8. “As Jeff Foxwothy use to say, “Here’s your sign”.”

    Actually, that was Bill Engvall from the original “Blue Collar Tour”.

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