Curse of Knowledge
I think I'm suffering from lots of the cognitive bias known as the curse of knowledge.
I've been running into many examples where I've seriously overestimated what's common knowledge, what people in certain positions would understand, or what they would be skilled enough to do.
It's particularly painful when, like on the bus today, I overhead a conversation between two people. They obviously worked in a higher prestige and much
higher paid world than I do. They talked about something they should understand to be able to carry out their work. But clearly they had no earthly clue about any of it. Like mispronouncing basic terms, and using mutually exclusive concepts as if they were interchangeable.
(Additional reading, in case I didn't explain it well enough for you to understand, can be found in the attached article, and/or at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_of_knowledge
. Also, to read the article, you use your computer's left mouse button to click on the underlined and/or differently-colored text.)