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2 definitions by GodAlmightyAKAMML

 
1.
When a supremely smart, intelligent, and competent individual underestimates their own proficiency and intelligence. The opposite of the Jenny Effect
It's so sad that Ivan is often a victim of the Tim Effect; if only he could see how intelligent he really is!
by GodAlmightyAKAMML September 14, 2010
 
2.
When an unintelligent, unskilled individual overestimates their competency and thinks they are smarter, and can perform better, than they actually can. The opposite of the Tim Effect
It seems like all of Ohio suffers from the Jenny Effect- they all think they are smart and can compete with the West Coast, despite their woefully low IQ.
by GodAlmightyAKAMML September 14, 2010