Annoyed with my intelligence

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    (Original post by Twinpeaks)
    That's naive. To get by in the world you have to get along with people from all walks of life, of all education and intellectual levels. Alienating people by having a compulsive need to discuss GCSE level knowledge that half of us forgot the day after exams is not going to get you very far, or impress anyone of worth.

    I know quite a few people who fit the OPs description, who feel the need to show their intelligence by discussing academic content in every day conversation, and they aren't the cleverest I know. But they do fool people into thinking they're clever, and then the disappointment is tangible when others suss them out.

    I do dislike that sort of person. I like people to talk about interesting topics, but there's a time and a place, if you do it compulsively you'll come across as an arse.
    This.

    Successful people in any walk of life don't spend their days discussing angles of a triangle.

    By all means talk to people who interest you, but you also need to be able to discuss everyday topics. Most people don't like intellectual discussions and those that do aren't in the mood for it all the time.

    If you get into a subject at a higher level than school, whether its maths, philosophy, history, art, science or whatever, you can only discuss it in depth with people who have the specialist knowledge of the subject. The deeper you get, the fewer people you can discuss it with so you have to discuss other topics.
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    (Original post by Twinpeaks)
    That's naive. To get by in the world you have to get along with people from all walks of life, of all education and intellectual levels. Alienating people by having a compulsive need to discuss GCSE level knowledge that half of us forgot the day after exams is not going to get you very far, or impress anyone of worth.

    I know quite a few people who fit the OPs description, who feel the need to show their intelligence by discussing academic content in every day conversation, and they aren't the cleverest I know. But they do fool people into thinking they're clever, and then the disappointment is tangible when others suss them out.

    I do dislike that sort of person. I like people to talk about interesting topics, but there's a time and a place, if you do it compulsively you'll come across as an arse.
    I disagree.

    In your work and daily life there's a need not to alienate people. It helps to get along with acquaintances.

    But when it comes to personal and social life, nobody owes anybody anything. There's no point in having an empty friendship where you have to change to fit in. Thankfully, that crap stays in the playground.
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    (Original post by beautifulbigmacs)
    I disagree.

    In your work and daily life there's a need not to alienate people. It helps to get along with acquaintances.

    But when it comes to personal and social life, nobody owes anybody anything. There's no point in having an empty friendship where you have to change to fit in. Thankfully, that crap stays in the playground.
    You are my favorite person.
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    Perhaps you need to increase your social intelligence.
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    (Original post by 571122)
    People keep saying I outsmart them, that I discuss and talk too intelligent for them and then they don't want to discuss the (in my eyes, simple) things I want to discuss.
    They also keep saying that I'm this 'super intelligent and clever guy', while I feel I have said nothing in a conversation that could lead to that conclusion. The other day I was just messing around, having small intellectual banter, talking about how all sides of a triangle equate 180 degrees and the hypotenuse of Pythagoras. All of a sudden people go "Woah man, you seem really clever!!". Yeah, what, you didn't study that stuff in high school? Man, I feel sad for some people.

    I can be talking about almost anything and people will come out of the blue and call me 'very intelligent'. I don't know what's up with these people. I can't even discuss what's for me normal intellectual discussion - apparently for some people it's out of their league. Wooh, you discuss causation in physics, wooh, you must be some genius! Come on, give me a break.

    The weirdest part is that I'm not even aware that I'm 'too smart'. Maybe I just hang out with dumb people.. who knows? Being myself is intellectually too exhausting for others, it seems.

    I wonder if anyone is in the same boat as me.
    do u seriously believe that taking about the most basic **** in maths makes u intelligent? oh my god...
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    What if they are being sarcastic?
    Best post ever sir! You deserve a rep!
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    (Original post by Rhaenys10)
    do u seriously believe that taking about the most basic **** in maths makes u intelligent? oh my god...
    Oh my god madam! Shots fired! (Metaphorically)
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    (Original post by Oxidation)
    Oh my god madam! Shots fired! (Metaphorically)
    can t rep lol
    tx
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    (Original post by Rhaenys10)
    can t rep lol
    tx
    Haha! No worries!
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    tbh if someone just started talking about triangles in a conversation, i'd think they were a right weirdo
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    (Original post by kirstybecs)
    tbh if someone just started talking about triangles in a conversation, i'd think they were a right weirdo
    Euclid would be proud.
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    "People keep saying I outsmart them, that I discuss and talk too intelligent for them"

    Is English not your strong point?
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    (Original post by blahbleeblah)
    "People keep saying I outsmart them, that I discuss and talk too intelligent for them"

    Is English not your strong point?
    oh cut him some slack, he's good with maths
    he knows about Pythagoras
    =)))))))))
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    (Original post by kirstybecs)
    tbh if someone just started talking about triangles in a conversation, i'd think they were a right weirdo
    or think theyre part of the illuminati............

    (Original post by Rhaenys10)
    oh cut him some slack, he's good with maths
    he knows about Pythagoras
    =)))))))))
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    (Original post by ForestShadow)
    or think theyre part of the illuminati............



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    (Original post by Rhaenys10)
    oh cut him some slack, he's good with maths
    he knows about Pythagoras
    =)))))))))
    UWS


    I'm sorry, couldn't resist :laugh:
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    (Original post by Rhaenys10)


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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    UWS


    I'm sorry, couldn't resist :laugh:
    PRSOM

    Rhaenys10 stealing my posts now
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    ITT: people stroking their own egos.

    I'm probably more intelligent, have graded higher and achieved more than all of you but can still chill with my mandem because I'm not some pretentious ******* talking about triangles with people who don't care about triangles.

    I'm sure you're probably all just sprog's who still need to mature past this phase but keep in mind, belittling and cowing those you're required or desire to interact with will leave you the worst one off in the long run.
 
 
 
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