Trying to be funny

Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One’s Own
Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments

Old study about the inability of sucky people to tell just how sucky they are, and the general tendency for humans to overestimate themselves.

I was reading Study 1 on humour, where the a bunch of students are ranked based on the correlation of their scores against the average of a bunch of comedians. What was funny about this study was that althought the majority of the comedians were agreed on what was funny, there was one who gave completely contrary answers, with a ridiculous beta.

And I thought–isn’t that just like a comedian?

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