THE FOUR STAGES OF COMPETENCE

Competence is defined as the standard requirement for an individual to properly perform a specific task. If you didnt get that, it means how much of your mind are you using to do what you wanna do.

Paolo illustrates the four stages of competence… using his telekinesis powers (*rolls eyes*)


There are four stages of competence:

1. Unconscious incompetence
The individual neither understands or knows how to do something, nor recognizes the deficit or has a desire to address it. He is stupid.


2. Conscious incompetence
Though the individual does not understand or know how to do something, he or she does recognize the deficit, without yet addressing it. He is weird.


3. Conscious competence
The individual understands or knows how to do something. However, demonstrating the skill or knowledge requires a great deal of consciousness or concentration. He is scary.


4. Unconscious competence
The individual has had so much practice with a skill that it becomes “second nature” and can be performed easily (often without concentrating too deeply). He or she can also teach it to others. He is ceazy.


(anyone who says ‘dork’ will be sexually harassed!)

CONVENTIONALITY VS CONFORMITY

This is a rant.

I haven’t even gotten over the disappearance of all my links (about 20 of them) and now I am dealing with another self deprecating circumstance. That’s as general as I can get… i know someone will be reading this and will be very affected; and since I do not want to go to specifics, let me just give you a lesson.

Example #1. PLAYING DOTA!
When your friends wanna play Dota, you conform. You learn the game. You save money for the game. You talk about it. You dream about it. That’s called conformity. Conventionality is when everybody else is playing Dota, and you’re playing counterstrike.

Example #2. SMOKING
When your friends tell you to smoke and you do smoke, you are conforming. When your friends tell you to smoke and you don’t, that’s conventionality.

Having said that, conventionality and conformity may either be good or bad depending on the situation. Sometimes it would be good to be conventional (conservative), sometimes it would be good to conform (be liberal).

Now let’s take case #3.
Conventionally, if your boyfriend is cheating on you, you break up with him. Conforming to the situation is plainly to live with it.

I therefore conclude you break up with him.