Looking for a cartoon on the Dunning-Kruger Effect
October 9, 2017 11:34 AM   Subscribe

I am looking for a particular one-page cartoon that explains the Dunning-Kruger Effect. I saw this cartoon at least 10 years ago on one of the popular comic-cartoon websites such as xkcd.com. It may have been on xkcd.com, but I can't find it there now or anywhere else. It was a perfect portrayal of the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

The picture in my memory of this cartoon is of a blackboard in a classroom environment. The teacher is on the right pointing at the board and in lower left there shows the heads and shoulders of a few students. The great message was written on the blackboard, but I can't remember exactly what it said.

This cartoon was so-so perfect to describe the effect and it made me crack up with laughter too. I would love to find this cartoon again. Anyone remember it?
posted by nogero to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This is a little over the top - the Bernoulli-Doppler-Leidenfrost-Peltzman-Sapir-Whorf-Dunning-Kruger-Stroop Effect, but maybe it is what you remember?
(I found it by searching explainxkcd.com - my favorite resource for those days when xkcd makes me scratch my head instead of laughing.)
posted by metahawk at 11:57 AM on October 9 [1 favorite]

Nope that is not it, but amazingly close with the board, teacher, etc. I saw that one too.
posted by nogero at 12:01 PM on October 9

SMBC's take?
posted by correcaminos at 12:04 PM on October 9 [4 favorites]

The base Dunning-Kruger chart is all over. This postcard explains the principle but doesn't have a chart.

Comparison of D-K and Imposter Syndrome chart - again, doesn't have the cartoon framework you're looking for.
posted by ErisLordFreedom at 5:27 PM on October 9 [1 favorite]

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