You are not as good at kissing as you think. But you are better at dancing

We overestimate and underestimate our abilities in weird ways

Do you think you are an above-average driver, as most people do? How do you compare to others as a parent? Are you better than most at dancing? Where do you rank in your capability to save humanity?

Many of you will answer these questions incorrectly. For some of these skills, you will think you are better than you actually are. For others, you will think you are worse.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 10, 2019, with the headline 'You are not as good at kissing as you think. But you are better at dancing'. Print Edition | Subscribe