Weeks ago @Tagheid
suggested to me a couple of very interesting five minute TED talks on how people perceive their competency and on narcissism.
Research suggests that we're not very good at evaluating ourselves accurately and we frequently overestimate our own abilities. We often judge ourselves as better than others. On average, people tend to rate themselves better than most in all kinds of skills and disciplines. However those with the least ability are often the most likely to overrate their skills to the greatest extent. People lacking knowledge and skill in particular areas suffer a double curse: they make mistakes and reach poor decisions; those same knowledge gaps prevent them from noticing their errors. Poor performers lack the very expertise needed to recognize how badly they're doing.
The psychological definition of narcissism is an inflated, grandiose self-image. To varying degrees, narcissists think they're better looking, smarter, and more important than other people, and that they deserve special treatment. Grandiose narcissism is characterized by extroversion, dominance, and attention seeking. Often we see examples who are politicians, celebrities, or cultural leaders. However, vulnerable narcissists can be quiet and reserved but they have a strong sense of entitlement, and feel easily threatened or slighted.
If you have time before the session, check the vocabulary in the transcripts.