Self-deceived individuals deceive others better
phys.org, Aug 2014
"These findings suggest that people don't always reward the most accomplished individual but rather the most self-deceived."
Over confident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are, a study has found.
These 'self-deceived' individuals could be more likely to get promotions and reach influential positions in banks and other organisations. And these people are more likely to overestimate other people's abilities and take greater risks, possibly creating problems for their organisations.
-from Newcastle University and the University of Exeter