It's ad hominem, darkuncle, not add hominem.
But I suppose you might consider that ad hominem too, whereas I consider it to be an indication of how I need to keep an eye on myself as well since the Dunning-Kreuger effect also indicates that highly competent people like myself far too often rate themselves lower than they ought.
Thank you for correcting my spelling, no I don't consider that an AD HOMINEM attack.
Dunning-Kreuger effect also indicates that highly competent people like myself far too often rate themselves lower than they ought.
Now that is interesting. I know that I am far less competent than I used to be -I'm sure you would agree. I think that a lot of times, negative internal dialogue gets to many otherwise perfectly competent people. I try to approach the idea with humility and personal honesty; I know that there are skills or knowledge that are out of my area of proficiency and I accept that.
As for Incompetent people who rate themselves too high, i think a good example of that is most of the tryouts for American Idol. I'm not talking about the ones who make it to Hollywood or where ever. I mean the ones who are painful to whatch, they think they are talented or very good, when in truth they suck. That they suck is not what is sad, that they lack personal awareness and can not honestly see their lack of ability in one area is sad. And that should be "ok", as they may have areas where they are talented and that talent could be used.
I apologize for being a rude a$$ earlier, but I still honestly believe that my congregation and possibly circuit or district studied the book.