David Brooks writes about Donald Trump in The New York Times this morning:
[Trump] is thus the all-time record-holder of the Dunning-Kruger effect, the phenomenon in which the incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence. Trump thought he’d be celebrated for firing James Comey. He thought his press coverage would grow wildly positive once he won the nomination. He is perpetually surprised because reality does not comport with his fantasies.
I have written, in the past, about the Dunning-Kurger effect in the world of dogs:
The Dunning-Kruger Effect means the least competent and least experienced are often the most certain they are right, and that they are also quite certain they doing a better-than-average job at most of the tasks they are doing.
What's that mean for dogs?
Well, for one, it means the least competent breeders are often the ones who are most certain they are quite excellent.
Conversely, the most competent and most knowledgeable dog men and dog women are often filled with self-doubt to the point they may go a lifetime without breeding a litter.
And so it goes, round and round, in an almost never-ending circle of dysfunction.
Is it any wonder the world of dogs (and the world in general) is in such a mess?
And it does not stop at dog training and dog breeding, does it?