I was listening to the audiobook "The Invisible Gorilla and Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us" and there was a chapter about how people tend to overestimate their abilities.
About 2/3rds thought of themselves as above average in intelligence.
The majority thought of themselves as more attractive and having a better sense of humor than average.
There was even a study of chess players, and the vast majority thought their chess rating underestimated their true ability by about 100 points.
So these examples suggest that we like to think of ourselves as above average, yet by definition, half the people are below average!
There were people who underestimated their abilities as well, but they were definitely in minority. (only about 4% of chess players in the study).
So I'm wondering if there is a type who is less likely to fall into this trap of not being able to accurately assess one's true abilities?
Are some types more able to realistically assess their abilities?