Mount Stupid

Not only are you going to have to deal with people potentially picking at you and your team for a multitude of different reasons, you’re also going to have to balance the multitude of people who want everything done perfectly yesterday. But to make this all even more exciting, you’re going to deal with two incredibly fun concepts in psychology that will affect people’s opinions and your ability to make decisions.

These are:

  • The Dunning-Kruger Effect: A cognitive bias of illusory superiority in people of lower ability.

  • Impostor Syndrome: A concept where high-achieving individuals are unable to internalize their achievements and fear being exposed as a fake or fraud.

These could be seen as the inverse of one another. Once you’ve ...

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