Help Roko become a better rationalist!

by[deleted]9y2nd Dec 200940 comments


Last time, I wrote about 11 core rationalist skills. Now I would like some help from the LW community: which of these skills am I good at, which ones am I bad at? Just to recap, the skills are:

  • Actually want an accurate map
  • Keep your eyes on the prize
  • Entangle yourself with the evidence
  • Be Curious
  • Aumann-update
  • Know standard Biases
  • Know Probability theory 
  • Know your own mind
  • Be well calibrated
  • Use analytic philosophy
  • Resist Thoughtcrime

I'll post a description of each one of these skills as a comment, and if you think I am good at that skill, vote it up. If you think I am bad at it, vote it down. Don't be too shy - even if you are biased or uncertain - because over the course of many votes, these biases and errors will cancel out to some extent. (This is the "guess the number of beans in a jar by asking 50 people to guess and taking the average" method)

EDIT: We can also comment on each rationalist skill to say how well I am doing at that skill. Later today, I will do this myself. 

Thanks in advance!