This self-enhancement effect is most profound for moral characteristics. While we generally cast ourselves in a positive light relative to our peers, above all else we believe that we are more just, more trustworthy, more moral than others. This self-righteousness can be destructive because it reduces our willingness to cooperate or compromise, creates distance between ourselves and others, and can lead to intolerance or even violence.
Insert a smidge of humbleness. None of us know the true nature of anything, really. Hence my use of 'allegedly', 'supposedly', 'perhaps', and more. Early on I received a lot of flack for incorporating these. Bloggers were supposed to be ironclad authorities. I remain keenly aware of my fallibility.
Just another guy with a blog, mansplaining his way through the world, trying to make sense of the unknowable.