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I guess this is more of a rant than a question 😂😂

I always find it annoying when I come across (this sounds sexist, but mainly boys) someone who tries too hard to act like they're some genius and that they're smarter than you when in reality none of what they say actually makes any sense.

Like there's a boy in my class (he's in bottom set for every subject) and with everyone he talks to, he'll try to ramble on and on about random theoretical physics or quantum mechanics or some complex maths problems and acts like he knows it all and is some awesome genius but in reality can barely scrape a D in maths?

I get some of these people do actually know what they're talking about but most just try and show off and it's actually pretty obvious.

It's particularly annoying when they try and act like they're smarter than you and they'll try and talk about some IQ test they took online and scored like 173 or something.


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they'll try and talk about some IQ test they took online and scored like 173 or something.
Yeah, a lot of people at my sixth form used to be like that. I wanted to smash their head against a rock >:C

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It's called the Dunning-Kruger effect.

You may also have it.
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it's called the dunning-kruger effect.

You may also have it.
ahaha omg op git rekt
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Haha. I know a few of these, I think I'm the opposite like I'll get good grades but when people talk to me I come across as dumb and my mind is just bulding up with knowledge on the subject but I don't voice it unless I'm in some sort of heated debated. There are people who do what you said or people who take subjects like economics and will talk about banks and economic theory but when you start talking about today's markets, today's global issues, economic theory in practice (which is hugely different to just the theory) they don't have a clue. I find most people have a motivation for money which i guess i understand because we all need a good future but that shouldn't be why you study. I guess people just have a way about them, I personally don't sit there judging people in my head tho. Just let it go, he might be genuinely interested in just that field
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They do it in order to cope mentally with their realisation that they are not as smart as their peers. It is a tactic used to maintain their self-esteem as intelligence is valued a lot in our world. Of course those around them may find it annoying, but you cannot blame the dumb ones who pretend they are smart for trying not to lose their self-confidence due to their lack of intelligence.
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ahaha omg op git rekt
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You think your grades at school have much to do with actual intelligence?

I got D's at A level, yet have gone on to get a first in physics, a masters, and a GRE that places me in the top couple of percent of test takers, so I guess I can't be that stupid.
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You think your grades at school have much to do with actual intelligence?

I got D's at A level, yet have gone on to get a first in physics, a masters, and a GRE that places me in the top couple of percent of test takers, so I guess I can't be that stupid.
I would count your first at uni part of what I mean as 'grades'. I just mean any sort of academic achievement. You still would have had to take exams and do well in them to achieve that first


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(Original post by Dheorl)
You think your grades at school have much to do with actual intelligence?

I got D's at A level, yet have gone on to get a first in physics, a masters, and a GRE that places me in the top couple of percent of test takers, so I guess I can't be that stupid.
Calm down..
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(Original post by awkwrdbby)
I guess this is more of a rant than a question 😂😂

I always find it annoying when I come across (this sounds sexist, but mainly boys) someone who tries too hard to act like they're some genius and that they're smarter than you when in reality none of what they say actually makes any sense.

Like there's a boy in my class (he's in bottom set for every subject) and with everyone he talks to, he'll try to ramble on and on about random theoretical physics or quantum mechanics or some complex maths problems and acts like he knows it all and is some awesome genius but in reality can barely scrape a D in maths?

I get some of these people do actually know what they're talking about but most just try and show off and it's actually pretty obvious.

It's particularly annoying when they try and act like they're smarter than you and they'll try and talk about some IQ test they took online and scored like 173 or something.


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So you being unable to understand others makes them stupid

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The main question I have is: is the theoretical physics he is talking about correct? If he is correct then he obviously has an interesting in that area and must be a little bright, although maybe not academically. I think you're just a judgemental penis.
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So you being unable to understand others makes them stupid

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I'm only saying that I'm annoyed at those who try and act like they're so much better than you, and im not saying that they're dumb because I can't understand them, it's because they make no sense and try and act like others are stupid


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So you're annoyed by their arrogance? It is an unfortunate trait to have, though most people grow out of it (Thank God) just that, being arrogant is the only way teens see (with our stupid teen brains), in which we can express how 'smart' we are, we crave gratification from others. Unfortunately, arrogance is the only way to do it,
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(Original post by awkwrdbby)
I would count your first at uni part of what I mean as 'grades'. I just mean any sort of academic achievement. You still would have had to take exams and do well in them to achieve that first


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When I say "school" I mean what most people would by school, i.e. anything before "higher education"
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Calm down..
I didn't realise I wasn't calm, but thanks for your concern.
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They might just have the last laugh on you, folks

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