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Post Reply How Do You Handle Boring Intellectuals Who Think They Are Better Than You?
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Posted 8/4/13
I tell them straight to their face if they're annoying the shit out of me. Usually in a sarcastic, condescending, and creative way. It's happened to me. Even though I know I'm not a genius, I am somewhat smart. Or if they won't shut up, I ignore or walk away.
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I just try to ignore them, I think giving them a reply would just fuel their egos
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Posted 8/4/13
The next best thing to do is to argue with them without using logic.

That bugs the shit out of them
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"You know, people who think they know it all really annoy those of us who do" or better yet, "The sign of a truly wise man is that he knows that no matter how much he knows, there is still much he does not know"

The funny thing is, if you start seriously intelligently challenging people like that - you tend to find out they are faking it and actually don't know shit. They really are a waste of your time.
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Posted 8/5/13
I ignore them or humor them
then troll
finally if they are unshakeable, do a barrel roll

or chess match, be sure to win...
Posted 8/5/13
i would ask if they could just shut up and have fun
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Posted 8/5/13
Talk about something they don't know about.
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I am one of them.
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Being an intellectual myself, I don't encounter this problem around most others; they tend to like me and we have nice discussions. When I do meet someone significantly smarter than myself, and they act condescending towards me, I just avoid them after that. I'm not exactly the most assertive guy.

The thing is that generally speaking, the more aggressively someone argues a point, the more likely it is that they're trying to distract you into overlooking facets of their argument. It's not usually intelligence, but stubbornness, that makes people overbearing. There are plenty of intellectual people who will happily listen to and appreciate your own point of view, even if they disagree with it, because they can admit to themselves that their own has its flaws as well.

There are also people who like to 'grill' those that they're talking to fairly aggressively, but actually don't mean anything by it: they just want to know what you think, and know that challenging someone's claim is the best way to get them elaborate. Usually these people will tone it down a notch if you just tell them that you're more comfortable debating in a more laid-back manner.
Posted 8/5/13 , edited 8/5/13
Ignore them or put them in their place by reminding them they are not superior to anyone. I am just talking about the ones with a superiority complex.
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"The average man thinks he isn't."

It is amazing how many geniuses we have here on a forum for cartoon shows.

MAYBE those "dull intellectuals" know something that you don't that is worth knowing. Listen kiddies, maybe instead of getting cocky you should pay attention.
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I just listen, some of have some great things to say.
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Ignore.Ignore. Ignore. until i cant handle it, then slip into the ghetto chick alter ego and start saying things back that dont make sense.
my favorite phrase to say then is "Is Run and Tell that!"
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Posted 8/19/13 , edited 8/19/13
Oh god that's like the thing I hate the most....
I cuss them out then ignore them =3=
Its mostly white people that think they're geniuses :O
Just saying
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