There’s a difference between the Lake Woebegone effect and the Dunning Kreuger effect. While the Lake Woebegone effect means that we tend to rank ourselves above average more often than is possible, the Dunning Kreuger effect has to do with scale: the degree to which we overestimate our abilities is inversely proportional to our actual skill level.

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