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8th Oct '17 5:57:25 PM ionicgash
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* This is one part of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect Dunning-Kruger Effect]]: if you're genuinely skilled at something, that skill becomes part of your normal routine and [[CentipedesDilemma you stop noticing when you're using it]]. This gives the illusion that your highly-skilled work is something that anybody can do.

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* This is one part of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect org/wiki/Dunning–Kruger_effect Dunning-Kruger Effect]]: if you're genuinely skilled at something, that skill becomes part of your normal routine and [[CentipedesDilemma you stop noticing when you're using it]]. This gives the illusion that your highly-skilled work is something that anybody can do.
20th Sep '17 7:02:54 PM eroock
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-->--''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''

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-->--''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
-->-- ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
19th Sep '17 10:01:24 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* This could be a corollary of the [[IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance Dunning-Kruger Effect]]: if you're genuinely skilled at something, that skill becomes part of your normal routine and [[CentipedesDilemma you stop noticing when you're using it]]. This gives the illusion that your highly-skilled work is something that anybody can do.

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* This could be a corollary is one part of the [[IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect Dunning-Kruger Effect]]: if you're genuinely skilled at something, that skill becomes part of your normal routine and [[CentipedesDilemma you stop noticing when you're using it]]. This gives the illusion that your highly-skilled work is something that anybody can do.
17th Sep '17 9:46:24 AM nombretomado
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* People with AspergersSyndrome might grow up thinking this, especially if they are not diagnosed. Though this is less "I thought everyone could do that" and more "I thought everyone else thinks the same way I do".

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* People with AspergersSyndrome UsefulNotes/AspergersSyndrome might grow up thinking this, especially if they are not diagnosed. Though this is less "I thought everyone could do that" and more "I thought everyone else thinks the same way I do".
16th Sep '17 11:10:03 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'': Syr'Nj does not see the point in one having toes ("taproots") if one can't absorb water with them.
26th Aug '17 4:40:15 PM RainbowPhoenix
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Wrex doesn't realize that humans don't have a redundant nervous system like krogans and thinks that it's the explanation for how Shepard was able to survive being spaced when the Normandy was destroyed until being informed otherwise.

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* Occasionally comes up in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' when people from different species make assumptions about each other.
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In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Wrex doesn't realize that humans don't have a redundant nervous system like krogans and thinks that it's the explanation for how Shepard was able to survive being spaced when the Normandy was destroyed until being informed otherwise.


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** In ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', this is implied to be the reason why angara tend to be so shocked by the small families seen in most Milky Way species, and why the idea of someone being an only child is upsetting to them. Angara are litter birthers, and since the arrival of the Milky Way races was the first time they encountered another species on relatively peaceful terms, it simply never occurred to them that some species normally give birth one at a time.
24th Aug '17 11:14:29 AM ElectroKraken
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* In his honeymoon edition, ComicBook/SpiderMan mocks the idea that he web fluid was notable in any way and thought any idiot could do the same, but Fireheart's scientists made one that breaks easily, unlike his which is much more durable.

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* In his honeymoon edition, ComicBook/SpiderMan mocks the idea that he his web fluid was notable in any way and thought any idiot could do the same, but Fireheart's scientists made one that breaks easily, unlike his which is much more durable.
13th Jul '17 2:26:56 PM DarkHunter
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** Likewise, changing one's power level is a common, basic ability on Earth and Namek that, again, even the weakest members of the cast are capable of. However, off world this ability is completely unheard of outside transformations like Zarbon and Freeza's, which allows the heroes to hide from them on Namek or ambush an enemy by powering up. Vegeta manages to ambush and kill off Cui and Dodora using this, as they don't realize he's now strong enough to curbstomp them until it's too late. Simply being able to improve your power level is rare outside of humans, saiyans, nameks and some mutants. Unfortunately, Freeza and his more elite soldiers are the mutants who can increase their ki, though only Ginyu can lower and raise without transformations.

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** Likewise, changing one's power level is a common, basic ability on Earth and Namek that, again, even the weakest members of the cast are capable of. However, off world this ability is completely unheard of outside transformations like Zarbon and Freeza's, which allows the heroes to hide from them on Namek or ambush an enemy by powering up. Vegeta manages to ambush and kill off Cui and Dodora using this, as they don't realize he's now strong enough to curbstomp them until it's too late. Simply being able to improve your power level is rare outside of humans, saiyans, nameks and some mutants. Unfortunately, Freeza Only Captain Ginyu seems to have heard of the ability before (and can do it himself), and therefore he isn't caught off-guard by the fact that Goku is hiding his more elite soldiers are the mutants who can increase their ki, power... though only Ginyu can lower and raise without transformations.he is caught off-guard by just ''how much'' power Goku is hiding.
1st Jun '17 4:18:59 PM GM_3826
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23rd Apr '17 6:03:51 PM ReaderAt2046
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* In ''FanFic/TheGreatAlicornHunt'', Pinkie's pinkie powers are explained to be the result of a rare form of earth magic that lets her perceive and operate in many more dimensions than the norm.
-->'''Pinkie:'''You mean nopony else can see this stuff? So that's why my friends act all funny when I take my special shortcuts, or I get stuff out of my special hiding places! That's so weird!
-->Luna smiled to herself. It was all a matter of perspective. While Pinkie's antics may have been baffling to her friends, their inability to understand was just as bewildering to her. It would be like living with ponies who couldn't use windows or doors.
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