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Incompetence is the inability to perform; lack of competence; ineptitude.
- Administrative incompetence, dysfunctional administrative behaviors that hinder attainment of organization goals
- Incompetence (novel), a novel by Red Dwarf co-creator Rob Grant
- Incompetence (law), person not of sound mind or mentally impaired, unable to make decision for himself or herself
- Military incompetence, failures of members of the military
- Darwin Awards, a tongue-in-cheek "award" given to people whose incompetence results in their deaths or in some cases, loss of ability to reproduce.
- Hanlon's razor, an adage: "Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity."
- Peter principle, tendency for a person to rise to his or her level of incompetence
- Dunning–Kruger effect, the tendency for incompetent people to grossly overestimate their skills
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