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The Personal MBA

Master the Art of Business

A world-class business education in a single volume. Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then use these ideas to make more money, get more done, and have more fun in your life and work.

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What Is 'Excessive Self-Regard Tendency'?

Excessive Self-Regard Tendency is the natural tendency to overestimate your own abilities.

Excessive Self-Regard Tendency is more pronounced if you don't know much about the subject at hand. The more incompetent people are, the less they realize they are incompetent. On the contrary, the more you know about a subject, the more accurate your perception of your competence will be.

Once you learn more, you become "consciously incompetent": you know what you don't know.

Developing "conscious competence", knowing what you're doing, takes experience, knowledge and practice.

A healthy amount of humility can keep you from assuming you know everything, and therefore making you want to keep learning.

Excessive Self-Regard Tendency is common, don't think you're immune to it. It helps to cultivate relationships with people who aren't afraid to tell you when you're wrong.

Questions About 'Excessive Self-Regard Tendency'


"I haven't been wrong since 1961, when I thought I made a mistake."

Bob Hudson, politician

From Chapter 7:

Working With Yourself


http://personalmba.com/excessive-self-regard-tendency/



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The Personal MBA

Master the Art of Business

A world-class business education in a single volume. Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then use these ideas to make more money, get more done, and have more fun in your life and work.

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