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The less you know, the more confident you are?

Article: The less knowledgeable you are, the more confident you become

Source: Donga Science via Naver

(Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people of low ability have illusory superiority and mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is)

1. [+2333, -15] It's dangerous when an ignorant person believes in something.

2. [+785, -19] I think it's really true. The scariest person in the world is someone who only read one book. As you study deeper, you become more modest.

3. [+150, -2] An uneducated person talks the most. An educated person listens the most.

4. [+131, -1] To add on, people tend to think someone doesn't have confidence when they admit they don't know something and become shy. On the other hand, someone who shows off with a shallow level of knowledge has a way with words and can appeal to anybody easily. We despise con-artists and fake people and yet we're attracted to show-offs. This is why I keep my eye on naive-looking, shy people because others might find them stupid but there's a higher chance of their hidden values not discovered yet.

5. [+84, -5] If you know more, you can't talk recklessly and it makes you be careful. The more you learn, the more modest you become. Loud and confident people are con-artists or ignorant. But the majority of people tend to follow loud people, which shows that most people are just fools. This is a fact. People who talk a lot, doesn't say irresponsible things, and says logical things that they precisely know could be knowledgeable people. But the most important thing is that their words and actions are completely different. One thing to keep in mind is that there's a big difference between a theory and the reality, just like communism.

6. [+65, -0] Being considerate means high intelligence. Being modest means good character.

7. [+48, -4] The more I learn, the bigger the world seems. It only makes me realize that I've been not knowledgeable.

8. [+26, -3] It's OK to be confident with what you know. Vague knowledge is better than no knowledge and the effort to acquire the vague knowledge is good enough because the world is full of people who don't even try and only live with their stubbornness. But it becomes a serious problem when you become stubborn and refuse to admit when you're wrong. These days, a lot of people think being correct is showing-off. It's easy to be called a "smart ass".

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