On one hand, people often seem to exhibit various forms of illusory [self-]superiority, perhaps the best known example of that being the Dunning–Kruger effect.

On the other hand, the false consensus effect aka social projection seems to work in the opposite direction of making the subject believe he is more similar to others (by making the subject assume the others are [more] similar to him).

Is there an integrative account of these two effects? When does one dominate and when does the other?


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