How to select the over-confident to rule us

The Advantage of Being Overconfident And Self-Deluded

94% of college professors think their work is above average — that is not statistically possible! Overconfidence and self-delusion can lead to higher social status, research finds. This might help explain why many leaders seem so overconfident. Of course there are disadvantages to overconfidence as well, but these may be outweighed by the advantages. Dr Cameron Anderson, the study’s first author, said: “Our studies found that overconfidence helped people attain social status. ….[READ]

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