the 6 ways Experts show themselves

Israel israeldahl at
Sun Nov 23 14:04:08 UTC 2014

On 11/23/2014 05:40 AM, sd wrote:
> This is indeed a good read to learn how to improve yourself. However,
> the author(s) oversimplify human interaction when they claim one can
> distinguish "fake" from "real" expert based on their tips. This is
> definitively fake expertise for doing that. Breaking the points
> described there and being a "fake" expert is part of the human nature.
> Every "real" or "fake" expert will do it at some point or another - do
> not be afraid to any of these. We are all experts in something, even if
> it is how to brush the teeth. It is easy to fall into one of these, on
> any topic, at any time. Aspire to be humble and gentle - but sometimes
> it just feels good to be a jerk - you cannot help it and it is ok if it
> is only once a while - all people of all levels do that and it is often
> amusing and informative per se, as it shows we are all humans :). This
> piece has some good tips to help yourself constrain it and to improve.
> Thanks for sharing the link.
> On 23/11/14 09:33, Nio Wiklund wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>> Jack made me aware of this link. I think we all have something to learn,
>> not only to be able to tell an expert from a fake, but also how to
>> improve our own roles in the community and be better helpers ;-)
>> Interesting reading the 6 ways Experts show themselves...
>> Best regards
>> Nio
Hi Nio,
Great link!
Glad to know an expert like yourself!!  It has been invaluable to learn
the things I have from you!


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