Eighty percent of all people consider themselves to be above average.

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Eighty percent of all people consider themselves to be above average.

eighty percent of all people consider themselves to be above average


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Jan Aynes
Jan Aynes
9 years ago

30% More than mathematically possible… Of course, that's an obvious observation πŸ™‚

David Rooke
David Rooke
9 years ago

Its ok to excel at being average

Brett Bjornsen
Brett Bjornsen
9 years ago

but of those 80%, how many actually are?

scott jarrette
scott jarrette
9 years ago

some

Joe McCrary
Joe McCrary
9 years ago

Statistically speaking, 80% of people CAN be above average. It just depends on the other 20% being FAR below average.

Joe McCrary
Joe McCrary
9 years ago

Nope. Never.

Edward Ferguson
Edward Ferguson
9 years ago

We are all above average at something… So do not feel too bad if you feel below average. Personally, I like to think I am in the top 2% so I can still join the protest as part of the 99%. πŸ˜‰

Denise Case
Denise Case
9 years ago

Like +Edward Ferguson said… There are quite a few categories… maybe they're thinking of the one they're best in πŸ™‚

Alberto Donado
Alberto Donado
9 years ago

My ninja graf skills are unparalleled.

Steve Thomas
Steve Thomas
9 years ago

As it happens, 68% of people are "normal" (within one standard deviation from the mean). Which is probably a good thing, all in all. πŸ™‚

See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Standard_deviation_diagram.svg

Charles Traupmann
Charles Traupmann
9 years ago

Why is that? If I had 10 students who scored 6 and one that scored 0, I could say 90% were above average. Use larger numbers and the rounding will come out to All!

Amanda Blain
Amanda Blain
9 years ago

Ahhhh I love when i make math jokes here on plus… Be proud math geeks… be proud… ?

John Fanavans
John Fanavans
9 years ago

Mean, median or mode mon cheri?

Steve Coles
Steve Coles
9 years ago

If we were all the same no-one would be above average and things would be pretty boring like this comment.

Silly maths stuff showing how our ideas of above and below average are not always what we expect.
Set of 10 with values 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 100
Average is 12, median is 2
10% are above average
40% are above the median
Another set of 10 with values 99, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100
90% are above average
none are above the median

Michael Mozart
Michael Mozart
9 years ago

What about kids?? 99% think there kids are " Above Average" when obviously only MINE are!

John Biscevic
John Biscevic
9 years ago

83% of all statistics are made up on the spot…(I'm just sayin) πŸ™‚

Steve Coles
Steve Coles
9 years ago

132% of people exaggerate statistics πŸ™‚

Brian Inman
Brian Inman
9 years ago

37% of people are white trash.

David Bowden
David Bowden
9 years ago

"Above Average" is a relative term and therefore subject to interpretation. Hence the anomalies in calculation and discrepancies with regard to the logic indicating as such. β€œThe power of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doing” – Blaise Pascal

Stacy S
Stacy S
9 years ago

The bottom 37% of the top 83% can be mislead 64% of the time by statistics made up on the spot with 1% accuracy and a 99% uncertanity, which only goes to show that you can onlyy trust the numbers 12% of the time.

David Bowden
David Bowden
9 years ago

+Stacy S Perfect !

John Biscevic
John Biscevic
9 years ago

+Stacy S, you just made my brain hurt…does that mean I'm in the bottom 57%?

Karen Prior
Karen Prior
9 years ago

I'll take one for the team – I don't mind being not 'above average'…. I'll just watch all the ego's explode of those who need the superiority complex.

Rob Meijer
Rob Meijer
9 years ago

Almost 50% of people have an above average IQ, almost 50% of people have an above average look, almost 50% of people have above average people skills, almost 50% of people have above average driving skills, almost 50% of people have …. etc etc. So basically I would say over 99% of us are above average πŸ˜‰

Peter Walker
Peter Walker
9 years ago

70% of all statistics are made up.

Sounak Ghosh
Sounak Ghosh
9 years ago

good one…

Dmitry Gudkov
Dmitry Gudkov
9 years ago

Isn't it because of weighted average?

Sambit Tripathy
Sambit Tripathy
9 years ago

I just realized that I come under the rest of the twenty percent of all people..I must get drunk πŸ˜‰

Richard Raymond
Richard Raymond
9 years ago

As I look around my immediate surroundings, it becomes painfully obvious that 80% are obese.

Sergio Sancho
Sergio Sancho
9 years ago

Probably part of the en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect

Peter Walker
Peter Walker
9 years ago

damn +Sergio Sancho , you just made my day… I'm always worrying that I'm not as good as other people in my field. As of now, I'm going to start assuming that most people are shit πŸ˜€

Sergio Sancho
Sergio Sancho
9 years ago

+Peter Walker glad to help πŸ™‚
So the question is, how many of the 20% ARE above average?

Hernan Gil
Hernan Gil
9 years ago

+Sergio Sancho walk round ur neighborhood n start conversing with ppl. pretend to be very stupid n jump from one subject to the other (talk randomly bout different things). soon enough u will have the answer to ur question at a local scale.

u can apply that to the whole state. n then copy n paste ur results to the remaining states.
which leaves u with a very small #. see?

Pallas Lau
Pallas Lau
9 years ago

tell that to my mom.

Hernan Gil
Hernan Gil
9 years ago

i dont care enought to do that. xD Lol.

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