Above average? So is everyone else, apparently

I'm better than all of you average typesFrom the Cleveland Plain DealerA’s and B’s for everyone“:

  • 83% of Americans believe they are above-average workers
  • 74% of American adults believe they have above-average common sense
  • 58% of Americans believe they have above-average IQs
  • 94% of university professors say they are better at their job than their average colleague

Remember, it’s all about the perspective.

If most of your employees, co-workers, peers, and bosses think they’re above average, and you think you’re above average, then you’re going to need to find some common ground on which to meet. Especially if that perspective means they think you are one of the people who is less intelligent and lazier than they.

Or you thinking they’re the lazy buffoons.

Without that perspective, you’re going to have a turf war. Or a lesson in passive aggressive tendencies.

Oh, does that sound familiar?

And, just to assuage any of your fears, my friend, you are–in fact–above average.

About Rick Turoczy

More than mildly obsessed with the Portland startup community. Founder and editor at Silicon Florist. Cofounder and general manager at PIE. Follow me on Twitter: @turoczy
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