I think I am smarter than everyone around me, why? Am I smart or am I an idiot? Is it because I underestimate people?

Oh, welcome to the club!

I don’t know who you are but given the details added to the question, I would recommend you to check this quick Wikipedia entry:

Dunning–Kruger effect – Wikipedia

In short:

“The Dunning–Kruger effectis 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 incapacity, on the part of those with low ability, to recognize their ineptitude and evaluate their competence 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.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.