A new study may be the equivalent of giving dynamite to stupid people. According to The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, researchers have found that people who have overconfidence in themselves achieve a higher social status.
The study is seen as giving proof to why incompetent people are frequently promoted over their more competent peers.
Why have I named this study, The Whiner of the Week? When I worked in TV news, you couldn’t do certain stories, like how to build a bomb out of household goods, because the information might be too tempting for some idiot to resist.
I see this study as providing fuel for the ego maniacs who dream of positions of power that are beyond their talents. Couldn’t the study have framed things in terms of the cost of having an incompetent person in over their head?
I’m tired of these smooth talking people who get promoted with ease and are never blamed for their below par output. They don’t need research to champion their cause.
Perhaps the researchers are members of the overconfident club….