We consistently overstate expected success and downplay expected failure
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When comparing ourselves to our peers, we tend to overestimate our future success and downplay our future failure. Limit the effect by highlighting possible losses using other biases, such as Loss Aversion. Make negative effects of critical actions clear to the user and offer a straightforward and safer alternative.