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how sick can you get, part 2

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Tucson, AZ
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    On 12/21/17, Dutch started a thread that was titled "how sick can you get?". So far, it has attracted 24 additional comments.

    At lunch today, I learned about a disease that proves that Trump is sick.It is called the Dunning-Krueger effect, and you can read more about it at the link below:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect

    Here is the short version:

    Dunning–Kruger effect - Wikipedia

    In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias wherein people of low ability suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their cognitive ability as greater than it is. The cognitive bias of illusory superiority derives from the metacognitive inability of low-ability persons to recognize their own ineptitude; without the self-awareness of metacognition, low-ability people cannot objectively evaluate their actual competence or incompetence.[1]

    Conversely, highly competent individuals may erroneously presume that tasks easy for them to perform are also easy for other people to perform, or that other people will have a similar understanding of subjects that they themselves are well-versed in.[2]

    Trump has described himself as "a stable genius", and he has also said that he is "smart, really smart". However, since one of his instructors at Wharton said that Trump was the dumbest student that he ever had, it's pretty clear that he is suffering from Dunning-Krueger. While he was in college, he NEVER made the honor roll or the dean's list, which would seem to back of his instructor's assessment.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Guy right on; yes a 100% correct. But yeah what is this country going to do about it??????????????????????? NOTHING, I GUESS.