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Incompetence is the inability to perform; lack of competence; ineptitude. Incompetent can be a pejorative label - for example, when applied to politicians.

Aspects of incompetence include:

See also[edit]

  • Competence (disambiguation)
  • Darwin Awards, a tongue-in-cheek "award" given to people whose incompetence results in their death or loss of ability to reproduce
  • Parody, a form of humor that often employs feigned incompetence
  • 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
  • Incompetence (novel), a novel by Red Dwarf co-creator Rob Grant, where much of the population demonstrates an extreme lack of competence in their occupations