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24th Jul '16 10:35:40 AM nombretomado
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* The Dunning-Kruger Effect is when "people reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices but their incompetence robs them of the metacognitive ability to realize it", or as Cracked.com phrases it: "a short cut in the brain that makes people suck at figuring out they suck." To test the Dunning-Kruger effect, two men named David Dunning and Justin Kruger ran a series of experiments and published the results in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in December 1999. What they found was that [[CharlesDarwin “ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.”]] Specifically they concluded: (1) Incompetent individuals tend to overestimate their own level of skill. (2) Incompetent individuals fail to recognize genuine skill in others. (3) Incompetent individuals fail to recognize the extremity of their inadequacy. (4) If they can be trained to substantially improve their own skill level, these individuals can recognize and acknowledge their own previous lack of skill.

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* The Dunning-Kruger Effect is when "people reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices but their incompetence robs them of the metacognitive ability to realize it", or as Cracked.com phrases it: "a short cut in the brain that makes people suck at figuring out they suck." To test the Dunning-Kruger effect, two men named David Dunning and Justin Kruger ran a series of experiments and published the results in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in December 1999. What they found was that [[CharlesDarwin [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin “ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.”]] Specifically they concluded: (1) Incompetent individuals tend to overestimate their own level of skill. (2) Incompetent individuals fail to recognize genuine skill in others. (3) Incompetent individuals fail to recognize the extremity of their inadequacy. (4) If they can be trained to substantially improve their own skill level, these individuals can recognize and acknowledge their own previous lack of skill.
16th Jul '16 9:17:24 AM TMNTFanGirl
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** Brian is this as well, but in a far more [[InsufferableGenius insufferable way]]. While he's obviously very intelligent for a domesticated dog--seeing as how he can talk, walk on two legs, get a job and drive a car--and definitely has a lot more common sense than some of the human characters on the show (especially Peter), by human standards, he's really not all that smart. For example: he uses words he doesn't know, often claims to read things like classic literature (but is almost never shown reading any kind of books), and is just a general, all around [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality h]][[AuthorTract y]][[AuthorFilibuster p]][[JerkAss o]][[HollywoodAtheist c]][[KnowNothingKnowItAll r]][[CreatorsPet i]][[DesignatedHero t]][[UngratefulBastard e]].

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** Brian is this as well, but in a far more [[InsufferableGenius insufferable way]]. While he's obviously very intelligent for a domesticated dog--seeing as how he can talk, walk on two legs, get a job and drive a car--and he's definitely has a lot way more common sense than some of the human characters on the show (especially Peter), by human standards, he's really not all that smart.intelligent by human standards. For example: he uses words he doesn't know, often claims to read things like classic literature (but is almost never shown reading any kind of books), and is just a general, all around [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality h]][[AuthorTract y]][[AuthorFilibuster p]][[JerkAss o]][[HollywoodAtheist c]][[KnowNothingKnowItAll r]][[CreatorsPet i]][[DesignatedHero t]][[UngratefulBastard e]].
1st Jul '16 1:24:55 PM CheeseDogX
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** One specific example comes from a time travel episode, where Brian pretends he already knows what Stewie is talking about by pretending to finish Stewie's sentence. Stewie, who isn't fooled for an instant, tells him not to do that.

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** *** One specific example comes from a time travel episode, where Brian pretends he already knows what Stewie is talking about by pretending to finish Stewie's sentence. Stewie, who isn't fooled for an instant, tells him not to do that.
1st Jul '16 1:24:34 PM CheeseDogX
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** One specific example comes from a time travel episode, where Brian pretends he already knows what Stewie is talking about by pretending to finish Stewie's sentence. Stewie, who isn't fooled for an instant, tells him not to do that.
14th Jun '16 6:56:16 AM LentilSandEater
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* One Tabletop session that went OffTheRails had an example of this. The kingdoms Archmage was really just a bard with a maxed-out bluff skill and he was in way over his head.
* Any game of ''TabletopGame/Paranoia'' has to have multiple examples of this. Only one example of this is evidence of a Commie Mutant plot.
** Any example of this is [[MortonsFork a Commie Mutant Plot]]. Please report to your local termination booth or you will be terminated.

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* One Tabletop session that went OffTheRails had an example of this. The kingdoms kingdom's Archmage was really just a bard with a maxed-out bluff skill and he was in way over his head.
* Any game of ''TabletopGame/Paranoia'' ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' has to have multiple examples of this. Only one example And of this is evidence of a Commie Mutant plot.
** Any
course ''any'' example of this is [[MortonsFork a Commie Mutant Plot]]. Please report to your local termination booth or you will be terminated.
19th May '16 4:28:54 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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The opposite of ObfuscatingStupidity: A stupid character pretends (or tries to pretend) he or she is really smart or otherwise good at something. The stupid characters will either enlist a smart character to feed them lines, or bluff their way through with [[SeeminglyProfoundFool seemingly profound statements]] ([[SavedByTheBell "What is art? Are we Art? Is Art Art?"]]) and TechnoBabble.

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The opposite of ObfuscatingStupidity: A stupid character pretends (or tries to pretend) he or she is really smart or otherwise good at something. The stupid characters will either enlist a smart character to feed them lines, or bluff their way through with [[SeeminglyProfoundFool seemingly profound statements]] ([[SavedByTheBell ([[Series/SavedByTheBell "What is art? Are we Art? Is Art Art?"]]) and TechnoBabble.
13th May '16 6:03:50 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* Anyone who's ever taken a literature-based course in school knows that you can write a decent essay about a book or a play you've never even read as long as you at least make it ''sound'' like you've read it.

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* Anyone who's ever taken a literature-based course in school knows can tell you that you anyone can write a decent essay about paper or do a decent presentation on a book or a play you've never even read as long as you at least make it ''sound'' like you've read it.it.
5th May '16 1:53:05 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* Anyone who's ever taken a literature based course in school knows that you can write a decent essay about a book you've never even read as long as it ''sounds'' like you've read it.

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* Anyone who's ever taken a literature based literature-based course in school knows that you can write a decent essay about a book or a play you've never even read as long as you at least make it ''sounds'' ''sound'' like you've read it.
22nd Apr '16 12:57:44 AM Doug86
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* Liz Hurley's character in TheFilmOfTheSeries of ''MyFavoriteMartian'' is a [[TheBrainlessBeauty glamorous hard-hitting reporter... who is also a complete airhead]]. She only sounds smart because a scriptwriter feeds her lines through a hidden earpiece.

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* Liz Hurley's character in TheFilmOfTheSeries of ''MyFavoriteMartian'' ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian'' is a [[TheBrainlessBeauty glamorous hard-hitting reporter... who is also a complete airhead]]. She only sounds smart because a scriptwriter feeds her lines through a hidden earpiece.
19th Mar '16 2:29:49 AM Hossmeister
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