Why do poorly informed individuals pretend to be knowledgeable and wise?
Why do poorly informed individuals have a strong desire to be perceived as wise?
- the internetLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
That is a systematic error people make. It is so common that there even is a psychological term for it:
- marsel_duchampLv 77 years ago
They don't pretend to themselves. They are just so poorly informed they actually think they are knowledgeable and wise.
- HarryLv 67 years ago
Some people just like to hear the sound of their own voice I think. They can go on and on for hours, and either say false information, or else useless things that don't matter. It's quite annoying.
- Bob KLv 67 years ago
And how would you know that they're not? What if you were the poorly informed? Who's to judge?
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- River EuphratesLv 77 years ago
It's because the least informed people always think they are the most informed.
See also: Fox 'News' viewers.
- PyriformLv 77 years ago
Ah! I know why that is. Yes, I do, because I'm so wise.
- sandieLv 77 years ago
ignorant and proud of it. you can't fix stupid. there are so many things they don't know they don't know and want to keep it that way. they have nothing to do with the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
- Anonymous7 years ago
I don't know. You tell me.
Perhaps we seek adulation
- Scott JLv 67 years ago
No one wants to appear stupid.
- SeaTurtleLv 77 years ago
It's all they can do, is pretend.