Big it up – or not

Over-confident people can often make others develop an exaggerated view of their skills and capabilities, according to research by Newcastle University and the University of Exeter. The study found a direct link between how individuals view their own talents and how they’re perceived by peers. Examples included over-confident individuals often getting high predicted examination grades, regardless of final scores, and people with an unjustifiably high opinion of themselves being more likely to be promoted at work. However, Dr Vivek Nityananda, research associate at Newcastle University, warned that people who overrate themselves and deceive others about their capabilities can be more […]

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