When people who have a low ability level overestimate their ability.
“It’s when we lack competence that we’re most likely to be brimming with overconfidence.”
As Dunning quips, “The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.”
Coined by David Dunning and Justin Kruger.
You can combat the Dunning-Kruger effect by becoming a better judge of your work. Improving at Metacognition, so to say.
You can improve at Metacognition through continuous Reflection upon your actions and thinking.