I am okay with that. I hope to one day be exceptional.
I would say for the average person that obtains the squat and DL numbers you proposed, that they are usually around the 400 lb mark. If enhanced a bit more, as the gear seems to impact upper body more than lower.
What about if everybody else says you are strong, you just happen to think you are not. It seems that many of the most proficient in many fields think they are sub par. John Bonham didn’t think he was good enough to be in Led Zeppelin (many consider him as one of the best drummers of all time). On the other side many with sub par skills think highly of themselves.
So you have the guy deadlifting 700 at a PL / strongman gym that doesn’t think he is strong, and the guy at globo gym who hits 405 and thinks he is superman.
Dunning Kruger effect (named after it’s authors / researchers) describes this effect.
Yes, but they maybe have an incorrect perception of what average, good, great… are for strength. If they used your logic, they would say nope I am weak, when they see the title. Further reading might reveal that they are in fact strong.