unconscious competence

The Four Stages of Competence

The four stages of competence are psychological states we all go through when learning a new skill. I’ll break it down for you using the example of learning how to brush my teeth. Stage 1: Unconscious Incompetence I didn’t know what I didn’t know. When I was probably around three years old it was time to learn how to brush my teeth. Before this I didn’t know anything about brushing teeth or that I needed to do it. The learning […]

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