That line is from an article in The Atlantic about how poor people are at self-assessment:
“The first rule of intelligence: Don’t talk about your intelligence. It’s something you prove, not something you claim. As comedian Patton Oswaltabout humor, the only person who goes around saying “I’m funny” is a not-funny person. If you were really funny, you’d just make people laugh.”
To me this kind of thing is pretty obvious, but I guess some people really need to be reminded of it.
Here’s another paragraph with several important reminders, particularly for people who blather about intelligence and cognitive biases:
“This is why people consistently overestimate their, a pattern that seems to be among men than women. It’s also why people : It’s a desirable trait. And it’s why people fall victim to my new favorite bias: the I’m-not-biased bias, where people tend to they have fewer biases than the average American. But you can’t judge whether you’re biased, because when it comes to yourself, you’re the most biased judge of all. And the more objective people think they are, the , because they don’t realize how .”