CONFIDENCE PERSUADES—AND SO DOES OVERCONFIDENCE.

CONFIDENCE PERSUADES—AND SO DOES OVERCONFIDENCE. The Dunning-Kruger effect is troubling because it shows that confident people may well be incompetent. Worse, confidence is a great persuader. Lecturers on trial advocacy will point out the importance in a trial of an advocate showing confidence in the client’s cause.

“Some one who is foolish and aggressive is thought of as aggressive; some one who is foolish but not aggressive is thought of as foolish.”

Or, in this context, some one who is foolish and confident is thought of as confident; some one who is foolish and uncertain is thought of as foolish.

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One Response to CONFIDENCE PERSUADES—AND SO DOES OVERCONFIDENCE.

  1. Dick Weisfelder says:

    I like the blog’s new look. I guess home is where the heart is. But if you have mixed feelings, you can change the photo each week. I’ll expect to see New York shortly and maybe even something from CT eventually!

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