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Example of Overconfidence

Overconfidence is a state of mind which is too sure of itself. The term is a negative in common usage, referring to an unrealistic perception or concept of a situation or possibilities. The sarcastic version of overconfidence is a belittling expression referring to someone who lacks confidence to an extreme. The usual context of overconfidence refers to a mistake of some kind.

Examples of Overconfidence:

I'd say that your overconfidence was obvious, trying to arm wrestle a gorilla while drunk.

Certainly can't be accused of overconfidence, can you? Most people would be fairly sure they could click a mouse without a chaperone.

http://www.cbdr.cmu.edu/papers/pdfs/cdr_576.pdf
http://psychology.tamu.edu/Faculty/blanton/blanton.pelham.overconfidence.pdf
http://www.econ.berkeley.edu/~webfac/malmendier/e218_sp06/Thaler.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overconfidence_effect