Reply to post: Re: The 80% of us who think they are "better than average" drivers

Sane people, I BEG you: Stop the software defined moronocalypse

Charles 9 Silver badge

Re: The 80% of us who think they are "better than average" drivers

The point is psychologists can easily point to the phenomenon of self-inflation: overconfidence in our own capabilities. If you ask drivers on a scale of 1 to 10 how good a driver they are and then put them down on a road test and grade them more objectively on the same scale, odds are the self-assessment will be higher than the road assessment. Perhaps as a psychological survival instinct, humans are usually innately self-optimistic, and since everything we do is colored by this perception, it can lead to problems.

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