# The four stages of competencies
- Unconsciously incompetent
The individual doesn’t know what they are not good at.
- Consciously incompetent
The individual knows that what they’re not good at. This means they can start to learn.
- Consciously competent
The individual learnt and know what they’re good at.
- Unconsciously competent
The competent individual forgets about what they’re good at. Their skills become an intuition.
The Self-Driven Child (pp. 37-38)
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