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    I've had my fair share of interaction with these douchebags. Recently, I had to spend a bit too long with a group of such people and it really got to me. Posting my story here is my way of venting (sad, I know).

    So not too long ago, there was a seminar where I study (Southampton) on Computational Fluid Dynamics. The room was mostly filled with Aeronautics Engineers like myself from around the area.

    I had the displeasure of being seated next to a group of Aero Engineers from Imperial. I'm not saying that everyone from Imperial is a pretentious as these *******s.

    They seemed to have some sense of superiority over the rest. I'm sorry you turds but not everyone has as much money as you (I'm paying international fees, **** me in my goat ass). They assumed that they have achieved much more than everyone else. I don't want to brag but I'm sure with my grades I could have gone anywhere if money was no object. But I don't parade my achievements like a victory flag. I don't consider myself to be better than anyone else.

    Again, I've friends at Imperial, I don't hate you all, just the cancerous ones like the ones being described.

    Anyone with similar experience?
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    I totally understand what you mean. I am not in University yet, but I do go to an International school in Thailand, and often when there are inter-school tournaments (for example sports, mathematics etc.) you get a lot of people with very large egos. However, sometimes it cannot be helped. I admit that I am sometimes guilty of this sort of mindset, thinking that you are better than other because of your school, family, nationality etc. I sometimes feel some sort of "pride" because I am a scholarship student and others a not (weird, I know). However, you just have to accept it as human nature, and just be glad that if you were in their position, you would not have such a negative mindset And perhaps they are not bad people. It's all got to do with psychology. We have in-groups and out-groups. Your in-group is made up of your friends and peers who are like-minded, and the out-group is anyone who deviates from your in-group's norms and expectations (so the students from imperial). It is natural for us to resent, or think lesser of those from out-groups. Maybe they don't mean to act snobbish, but it's just their brains telling them that you are from an out-group and must be treated a particular way.
    Don't take it personally And sorry for the long, boring reply haha
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    Yeah but the weird thing I've noticed when I visited each uni (on open days) is that students at Oxbridge were better behaved and more down to earth than the students at Imperial. Maybe the college is doing something to inflate their egos. I don't think it's gonna bother me any more though.

    (Original post by siskagreene)
    I totally understand what you mean. I am not in University yet, but I do go to an International school in Thailand, and often when there are inter-school tournaments (for example sports, mathematics etc.) you get a lot of people with very large egos. However, sometimes it cannot be helped. I admit that I am sometimes guilty of this sort of mindset, thinking that you are better than other because of your school, family, nationality etc. I sometimes feel some sort of "pride" because I am a scholarship student and others a not (weird, I know). However, you just have to accept it as human nature, and just be glad that if you were in their position, you would not have such a negative mindset And perhaps they are not bad people. It's all got to do with psychology. We have in-groups and out-groups. Your in-group is made up of your friends and peers who are like-minded, and the out-group is anyone who deviates from your in-group's norms and expectations (so the students from imperial). It is natural for us to resent, or think lesser of those from out-groups. Maybe they don't mean to act snobbish, but it's just their brains telling them that you are from an out-group and must be treated a particular way.
    Don't take it personally And sorry for the long, boring reply haha
 
 
 
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