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GLMDesigns writes: "Researchers tested people and then followed up by asking the subjects how they felt they did.

"For people at the bottom who are really doing badly — those in the bottom 10th or 15th percentile — they think their work falls in the 60th or 55th percentile, so, above average," Dunning told Life's Little Mysteries. The same pattern emerges in tests of people's ability to rate the funniness of jokes, the correctness of grammar, or even their own performance in a game of chess. "People at the bottom still think they're outperforming other people.""

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Incompetent People Too Ignorant to Know It

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The gent who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn't been asleep.