So you think you can tell truth from fiction?
But it is likely that you are not as good as you think.
Because, well, we all can’t be right.
Obviously, I don’t have this issue, just you.
Most people think they have perfectly good bullshit detectors. But if that were the case, trial juries would always be unanimous, and we’d all have the same religious beliefs. Realistically, most people have poor filters for sorting truth from fiction, and there’s no objective way to know if you’re particularly good at it or not. Consider the people who routinely disagree with you. See how confident they look while being dead wrong? That’s exactly how you look to them.
-Scott Adams, How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big