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    When I need to be.
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    What can I say, I'm just a great guy.
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    (Original post by oodalallyoodalally)
    I'd say my intelligence was a bit above average but I do have evidence.
    What's your evidence?
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    My friends would say that I'm arrogant and have a massive ego.
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    I deem myself confident, but not arrogant. I am comfortable with myself as an individual, i have flaws but i build on my strengths and manage my flaws.

    As for selecting of friends, I think personally it is our right to determine with whom to associate, and on any basis we choose. Some persons simply do not gel with our own values and lifestyles.
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    Yes, I am amazing.
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    I don't think I am. Arrogance is a horrible trait in a personality.
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    (Original post by Lefty Leo)
    Maybe. But it's usually justified
    This, but mine is more justified than his.
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    Yup, well I'm constantly told I am :danceboy:

    But, well. I'm confident in areas were I know I'm good. So, accademicaly speaking, I know that I can pass tests, saying so, well I geuss that can be percieved as arrogant.

    And correcting teachers, 'parently thats arrogant too :spank:
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    yes, peon, i am. very.
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    (Original post by Frieza)
    What's your evidence?
    Grades, 11+, IQ tests psychiatrist got me to do, the fact that i'm on the gifted and talented register at school and the times crossword I finished the other day. I didn't say it was strong evidence but it seems to convince most people.
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    Yes. When you have deal with cretins every day then arrogance is justifiable - in fact, probably necessary. After all, I am God.

    :yep:
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    (Original post by Tombola)
    So I was looking through my psychology textbooks and I stumbled across this idea that more than 70% usually believe they are above the average in intelligence and all that. And it got me curious about whether this could be linked with arrogancy...

    Now I'm not talking about the openly-arrogant individual that goes around shouting about how much better they are in comparison to other people, but the more subtle forms which is reflected in statements like "mass society is XYZ - I would not make that choice." or perhaps even choosing to hang out with certain individuals. Example: The idea of selecting friends, occasionally questioning friendships with people might be seen as being picky, and some could argue that this behaviour is being arrogant.



    What do people think?
    Does it really matter to be arrogant in that sense?

    Why?

    People are just being themselves when they do that. let us face it, UK mainstream society is kind of dumb.
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    Depends on your definition. If you mean simply being convinced that you are much better than most people around you, then yes, I am. If you mean discriminating against these people, then no, I am not.
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    Sure am.
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    (Original post by hunty91)
    I'm the greatest person that has ever lived, so it's only natural that I'm arrogant.
    Don't lie. I am quite clearly the biggest douche greatest person that ever lived.
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    It's only arrogance if you're wrong.
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    yes im arrogant - not nastily arrogant but im not ashamed of what i have or who i am.

    some of the things im arraogant about ive worked damn hard to get and im not going to hid ethem
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    (Original post by Tombola)
    What do people think?
    Does it really matter to be arrogant in that sense?
    no dear i'm not arrogant at all.
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    (Original post by oodalallyoodalally)
    Grades, 11+, IQ tests psychiatrist got me to do, the fact that i'm on the gifted and talented register at school

    That doesn't mean you're intelligent. It actually means you are NOT intelligent.
    You know, the ability to calculate and study like a monkey does not agree with intelligence.



    (Original post by oodalallyoodalally)
    and the times crossword I finished the other day. I didn't say it was strong evidence but it seems to convince most people.
    WTF, a crossword is just a matter of knowldge.


    Intelligence, my definition at least, is the ability to interact with situations completely new.
    It is therefore not measurable, because

    - no situation can be completely new.
    - for all problems a good degree of luck is involved.
 
 
 
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