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Postby BadgerJelly on June 25th, 2017, 3:01 am 

I sometimes find myself thinking "why can that idiot not be more like me?" in situations where they are not paying attention or respect to others around them.

Then I think, I guess I do that sometimes ... maybe the problem is that everyone IS like me and we're all idiots!
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Re: Seeing Yourself

Postby richardsalvo on July 12th, 2017, 10:11 am 

I also experience what you have experience too.
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Re: Seeing Yourself

Postby BioWizard on July 12th, 2017, 11:47 am 

BadgerJelly » 25 Jun 2017 02:01 am wrote:I sometimes find myself thinking "why can that idiot not be more like me?" in situations where they are not paying attention or respect to others around them.

Then I think, I guess I do that sometimes ... maybe the problem is that everyone IS like me and we're all idiots!


Illusory superiority is real.

Svenson, Ola (February 1981). "Are We All Less Risky and More Skillful Than Our Fellow Drivers?" (PDF). Acta Psychologica. 47 (2): 143–148. doi:10.1016/0001-6918(81)90005-6

Hoorens, Vera (1993). "Self-enhancement and Superiority Biases in Social Comparison". European Review of Social Psychology. Psychology Press. 4 (1): 113–139. doi:10.1080/14792779343000040

Etc...
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