The bottom line to the “Dunning-Kruger” effect is that people afflicted with it are supremely confidence in their ignorance and sense of intellectual superiority and power over others. Here is a perfect example – When asked if he would take the advice of the Generals working with any President of the USA, Trump replied with “I know more than the Generals!” Unless you are a intellectually-challenged die-hard Republican, this statement is scary. How would you deal with a high school student, who may have got an “A” grade in science, but states, “I know more about Science than Einstein ever did.” Anyone around this student would burst out in laughter, unless the student was fully armed with a AK-15 rifle (which would not surprise anyone listening).
Let the Experts Explain:
Psychologist David Dunning Writes:
In many areas of life, incompetent people do not recognize scratch that, cannot recognize just how incompetent they are, a phenomenon that has come to be known as theDunning-Kruger effect. Logic itself almost demands this lack of self-insight: For poor performers to recognize their ineptitude would require them to possess the very expertise they lack.
To know how skilled or unskilled you are at using the rules of grammar, for instance, you must have a good working knowledge of those rules, an impossibility among the incompetent. Poor performers and we are all poor performers at some things fail to see the flaws in their thinking or the answers they lack. Whats curious is that, in many cases, incompetence does not leave people disoriented, perplexed, or cautious. Instead, the incompetent are often blessed with an inappropriate confidence, buoyed bysomethingthat feels to them like knowledge.
The”Dunning-Kruger” effect in the Presidential Debates
Trumps first presidential debate with Hillary Clinton was filled with examples of this D-K effect!
Trump believes that the United States could have defeated ISIS by stealing other Middle Eastern countries oil in the form of a bounty.
Would this Work? NO NO NO
- It is militarily impractical.
- It is a violation of International Law.
Let the Incompetence Speak
Trump justified this “out-of-touch” (out of reality) scenario as follows:
Or, as Ive been saying for a long time, and I think youll agree, because I said it to you once, had we taken the oil and we should have taken the oil ISIS would not have been able to form either, because the oil was their primary source of income. And now they have the oil all over the place, including the oil a lot of the oil in Libya, which was another one of her disasters.
The Russian Hackers During Presidential Election
Trump in December 2016 promised to get to the bottom of the extent of Russian hackers. President Obama has expelled Russian diplomats. This is a promise, another promise by Trump, similar to “When I become President, I will release my tax information.”
Trump’s Computer Knowledge and His Son.
Trump has stated:So we have to get very, very tough on cyber and cyber warfare. It is it is a huge problem. I have a son. Hes 10 years old. He has computers. He is so good with these computers, its unbelievable. The security aspect of cyber is very, very tough. And maybe its hardly doable.
Nuke Everyone – NO FALL OUT (LOL)
Trump believes that China should invade North Korea in order to create more stability in the region. China is a sponsor of North Korea. Both countries are also armed with nuclear weapons.
Conclusion: Paula’s own comments:
I find it amazing that there is no psychological/psychiatriatic test for a person who can put his hands on the nuclear button as President of the USA.