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Are you smarter than you understand?
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Silly individuals tend to overstate their skills, while clever individuals tend to offer themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in “ As You Like It“: “The fool doth believe he is smart, however the smart male understands himself to be a fool.”

That traditional knowledge is supported by a Cornell University research study performed by social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger. The phenomenon is now called the Dunning-Kruger impact.

So, if you’re not too sure about your own intelligence, it in fact may be a sign that you’re quite smart– thoughtful adequate to understand your constraints, a minimum of.

Here are some subtle indications that you are substantially smarter than you believe.

Drake Baer and Chelsea Harvey added to a previous variation of this short article.