Steve Blakeman en IT - Information Technology, Marketing y Producto, Engineers and Technicians Columnist • Inc Magazine 29/11/2016 · 5 min de lectura · +500

10 reasons why you are smart... even though YOU don't think so


10 reasons why you are smart... even though YOU don't think so

"The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence". So said prolific American writer & poet Charles Bukowski. And in a recent Business Insider article, they debate the notion that people who are unsure of their own intellect are actually smarter than they think they are...

This hypothesis is actually validated by some real science via a Cornell University research study which gave rise to the Dunning-Kruger effect which postulates that:

"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 recognise their ineptitude and evaluate their ability accurately. Their research also suggests  corollaries: high-ability individuals may underestimate their relative competence and may erroneously assume that tasks which are easy for them are also easy for others"

In other words? The feeble minded think they are infallibly fantastic and the clever conclude they are clueless.

In the BI article, the writers (Shana Lebowitz and Áine Cain) offer up 19 signs that you are intelligent without actually realising it. In the interests of time I have compiled a personal list of my top 10 and offer some vapid musings on whether or (mainly) not they apply to me...

1.You own a cat - in a