I came The Kruger-Dunning effect after reading LaMa’s signature. How do people combat this when they meet people who display this effect?
I think I may have been a victim of it recently. I have a business where I make web sites and I sometimes meet people who think they know all about making web sites and other things like SEO. These are mostly people who seem to get the same mis-information from sources like business seminars.
It’s almost getting to the stage where I’m thinking it’s not worth my while making web sites for small businesses or even community groups. It’s like there is so much mis-information out there The Kruger-Dunning effect is a real barrier for me when talking to potential clients. The only thing I can think of doing is to give up on being polite and just tell people what I think of their “knowledge”.