Calibrating confidence


Overconfidence describes an individual’s overestimation of their actual ability, performance, level of control, or chance of success. Experts in a variety of fields including
business, medicine and law have been found to display it. It can lead to errors in judgement about performance levels, diagnoses, or how much control can be exerted in a given situation. But under confidence is worse. It can lead to a lack of commitment as people think that everything is stacked against them, so there’s no point in trying.

Fortunately, there are techniques that can help us to evaluate the accuracy of our self-assessments and develop a more realistic view of what we know/ don’t know. The first step in re-calibrating our confidence levels is to get a sense of whether we are over or under confident. The most common way to do this is to assess how confident we are with the correctness of our answers to questions.

For those of you would like to find out more about your confidence levels you can take a quick quiz using this link

If you want to get your results together with some insights you’ll need to provide your email address and name so we can send them to you.

Lastly, the quiz is open to the first 200 people who take it and I’ll publish the general results in a follow up post.