07 March 2012

The irony of things

I had observed that a person that I know had prided herself on her emotional intelligence and had denigrated another person of having very little. The ironic thing was that that person who was denigrated was actually very personable, popular and aware in a group dynamics sense. The second irony was that the person denigrating others was oblivious, vain and utterly proud of her own popularity (or so she thought). That she had no conception could perhaps be attributed to something akin to the Dunning–Kruger effect which 'is a cognitive bias in which unskilled people make poor decisions and reach erroneous conclusions, but their incompetence denies them the metacognitive ability to recognize their mistakes.' The popular vernacular? 'Clueless'.

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