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The Dunning-Kruger describes a cognitive bias where people evaluate their own skills as greater than reality.

I wonder about a similar situation wherein one underestimates the abilities of others. I would tend to think this occurs when the other individual is either highly-skilled or more skilled than the one making judgement, but I'm not sure that is absolutely necessary.

Is this a known phenomenon? If so, what are the motives?

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  • $\begingroup$ fundamental attribution error $\endgroup$
    – Dij
    Feb 6 '20 at 2:50

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