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New research tells us what we already knew

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by TheLastMohican, Oct 15, 2009.

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  1. Yeah, I'm awesome and everyone needs to know it.

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  2. No, I'm just covertly awesome.

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  3. I don't know: if I knew the answer, it would no longer be true, right?

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  4. I'm incompetent, but I try not to make it obvious.

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    TheLastMohican Captain Obvious
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    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17984-its-official-your-bullying-boss-really-is-an-idiot.html

     
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    I'm competent and I was definitely up to my job.
     
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    enfp can be shy people vs the bad people?
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    I don't believe in evaluation of competency. I think it's a simplistic approach to human abilities, that ends up corrupt.

    I consider this a major flaw of the way people in administrative positions are forced to reason. They need to do such human resource management, but it's still wrong, and it doesn't truly work.

    In general, I'd say I'm incompetent, and I'm not hiding it. If I ever feel "too competent" about what I do, I change the area.
     
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    I make myself useful, then i make them think they cant get along with out me. :)
     
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    Right, the conclusion is not that all blowhards are incompetent, only that people are made more likely to bully by their incompetence (or their perceptions thereof).
    Other studies have shown that incompetent people tend to be more confident of their abilities. The overall pattern here appears to be of nominally competent people being more aggressive to compensate when they are made to feel incompetent.
     
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    I do know that aggrestive people tend succeed because they are seemly "driven" and so on. its a good thing to many people.

    Now that I think about it. Competence doesn't matter really I'm often incompetent on certain tasks but I don't go to great lengths over over compensate for it. I admit it. But some people who truly afraid of being incompetent or proven wrong ever go nuts and acts like asses because of it. They can't take the chance that they are wrong or myabe not the people they want to appear as.
     
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    :m146:
     
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