Was notorious for this, especially during the later part of the series. Often if you weren't a Saiyan, all you could do was sense that your enemy was way too powerful for you to even think of fighting against.
When Tenshihan was fighting Tao-Pi-Pi, the latter could find no flaws in the formers defense, leaving him unable to attack at all. It seemed to work both ways, but Tenshihan was actively choosing not to attack to let Tao see for himself how outmatched he was.
In the early portions of the Buu Arc, Piccolo forfeited when he realized he was fighting the Supreme Kai / Kaioushin. He knew right away he stood no chance of winning, and dropped the fight at the first opportunity.
Vegeta tends to subvert this, as he has a somewhat bad habit of misjudging his own power compared to his opponents. It got him killed against Frieza (after he convinced the former to reveal his true form), and caused the rise of Perfect Cell as well.
Green forfeits to a wild Mew because he knows his Charmander isn't strong enough to win. Red, at the time an Idiot Hero plowed ahead and got beaten easily.
Meanwhile the anime has Paul vs Cynthia. It's played with at first, in that Paul challenges her to a full battle, and she starts with her strongest pokemon, Garchomp. We watch as she steamrolls every pokemon he throws at it. However after he gets it to use Giga Impact, he reveals that he never wanted to fight all her Pokemon; he only intended to see if he could beat Garchomp, and brings out his strongest Pokemon to take advantage of Garchomp's weakness. He still gets flattened by Garchomp however, and gives up when he realizes he can't beat all her strongest Pokemon even with all of his. So he knew he couldn't beat her whole party, but still hoped he could take at least one of them with the right plan until the situation proved otherwise.
Subverted in Soul Eater. Early on, Maka gains the ability to detect soul wavelengths while fighting Prof. Franken Stein. She sees how powerful he is but Soul convinces her to stand her ground anyway. This causes Stein to give them both a passing grade.
Happens a number of times in the Vagabond manga, usually when characters confronting either Miyamoto Musashi or Sasaki Kojiro realize they're in over their heads. Justified, since a skilled swordsman who wants to make a name as a swordsman should have an idea when he's biting off more than he can chew. Surprisingly enough, despite his reputation as an Invincible Hero and being the main character, Musashi has also had this happen to him a few times.
Defied in Bleach. Ulquiorra gets his power level through the roof to demoralise Ichigo, but the hero is a firm believer in Strong as They Need to Be and just plain too stubborn to back down. Played straight earlier during Soul Society Arc when Captain Yamamoto gets angry and his aura is so strong, vice captain Nanao suffers a full blown panic attack and has to be taken away from the fight.
Cernus, in order to torment a condemned prisoner, offers him a chance for freedom. If the prisoner's champion beats his champion at a chess-like game, the prisoner will go free. Cernus chooses a proud young prodigy named Scormus from himself and a homeless mentally disabled "fool" for the prisoner. The fool spends most of the time screwing around, and everyone's convinced he doesn't understand the game and his moves are random. Scormus, however, realizes early in the match that the the fool is better than he looks, and eventually yields the game to him. He's soon proven correct when an enraged Cernus takes over his position and loses as predicted.
Unknown to Cernus or Scormus, the "fool" is Scormus' father, bred from a slave who has also shown great proficiency in the Game (despite the Game being forbidden to slaves). That's where Scormus gets his great skill from. Also, earlier in the same scene, Scormus refuses to play against the "fool" because it would do dishonor to the Game and insists that he be allowed instead to play against Qualius, another Player who is in attendance. Qualius knows his and Scormus' levels of skill and assures Cernus that he (Qualius) would lose.
In Justified Rayland is a Cowboy Cop and Fearless Fool who tends to take risks and succeed because he is more skilled and determined than his opponents. However, when he tries to intimidate Limehouse into giving him information, he ends up in an armed standoff with Limehouse's men. Rayland realizes that Limehouse is one of the few criminals in the area who are not only unafraid to kill a U.S. Marshall but are also capable of making the Marshall's body disappear without a trace. Realizing that he cannot bully or bluff Limehousem, he instead appeals to Limehouse's honor so they can end the standoff peacefully. It is one of the few times on the show that Rayland is really scared for his life.
Burn Notice has a moment of this when Mike and Fiona are protecting a bail jumper while trying to prove him innocent. The bounty hunter that they originally rescued him from is well trained and, in Mike's words, has "six inches and fifty pounds" on him.
On Cuchulainn's blooding, his first combat as a warrior, he sought out three brothers who were renowned fighters and defeated them all. One of the brothers had the ability to instantly judge his opponent's abilities at a glance, and upon seeing Cuchulainn, immediately surrendered. But because he was afflicted with berserk rage, Cuchulainn killed him anyway.
In Skies of Arcadia, Vyse immediately knows that he and Aika are no match for Galcian and advises her to run instead of standing their ground. If you ignore him or don't run fast enough, Galcian will curb stomp you into a premature Game Over.
In Real Life (and for any situation, not just sizing up an opponent) this is known as the Dunning-Kruger effect. More specifically, that it means skilled people are both more able to recognise skill in others, tend to underestimate their own skill and often make the mistake of assuming others are equally skilled (less skilled people are the opposite).
Five hats means that five tropers think it is ready to publish.
You are saying that you think this draft is ready to be published. That means the description is not ambiguous,
it doesn't duplicate an existing trope, there are at least three examples, and the title makes sense.
Is that what you meant to do?
You are saying this draft has a ready-to-publish hat it does not deserve and you are taking it back.