Tag: self-esteem

Overestimating Your Own Abilities May Be an Evolutionary Boost

By Valerie Ross | September 20, 2011 2:16 pm

What’s the News: We may strive for humility, but we benefit from a little hubris, too, according to a study published last week in Nature. Overconfidence in your abilities can help you triumph in competitions you might not have won otherwise, the study found, and can impart an evolutionary advantage when the potential payoff is high compared to the cost of conflict.

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