Tuesday, October 6, 2009

One Nagging Thing

The email edition of the British Psychological Society asked its members each to share one nagging thing they don't understand about themselves. Read their answers here.

Naturally, this segues into me thinking about one nagging thing I don't understand about myself.

Many psychologists have written about the phenomenon of illusory superiority, in which people are not only incompetent at certain tasks, but continue to believe they are average or above-average at those tasks. (Think Peggy Hill.)

So: am I really good at the things at which I think I am good, or am I bad at those things and unaware of it? And is there any way to find out if I'm right or wrong?

Feel free to think about this and post a nagging thing you don't understand about yourself, if you want.

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