Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Does anyone else ever feel like they're not smart enough? Watch

    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Ryanthom100)


    Work harder, i'm not the smartest, but when i put in the effort, i get better grades etc
    I like Conor a lot.
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    I like Conor a lot.
    same 😁
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    • Political Ambassador
    • Welcome Squad
    Online

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Never felt like I'm "not smart" enough. Quite the contrary, I lost friends because they felt bad in comparison to me. Which sucks, cause I don't compete with people but apparently others compete with me.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by shameful_burrito)
    Never felt like I'm "not smart" enough. Quite the contrary, I lost friends because they felt bad in comparison to me. Which sucks, cause I don't compete with people but apparently others compete with me.
    Kevin Hodge AWWWL KINDS of insecure action....
    Online

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by student7659)
    I used to think I was quite clever - I achieved top GCSE grades and used to be top of the class for everything. Ever since year 12, I can't help but think I have fallen behind my peers and I hate the feeling. Do any of you feel the same way? How do you deal with this?
    It's only natural.

    You've moved up a rung in the ladder of education. As you move up, more and more selection happens so you're more likely to be sitting with those who were top in their school etc.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by shameful_burrito)
    Never felt like I'm "not smart" enough. Quite the contrary, I lost friends because they felt bad in comparison to me. Which sucks, cause I don't compete with people but apparently others compete with me.
    (Original post by eden3)
    Kevin Hodge AWWWL KINDS of insecure action....
    They’re not really good friends then. They can just FAWK OUT DA WHEY.
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by student7659)
    I used to think I was quite clever - I achieved top GCSE grades and used to be top of the class for everything. Ever since year 12, I can't help but think I have fallen behind my peers and I hate the feeling. Do any of you feel the same way? How do you deal with this?

    Nobody is smart/stupid. It's just their mindset and how they do the subject, the reason they may find it easier to understand stuff is because their ideology is better, because of their environment/background (so they have a different mindset to yours). It doesn't mean your stupid, just means they have more help, n so you gotta try harder than them. Like in your gcse class you were the big fish in that pond (now you entered a bigger pond, a levels, with bigger fish), i bet loads of people thought they were stupid in your class. You just had better mindset so you revised better with less effort, they felt the same as you do now. Just study more/more effectively and you'll be the big fish again.
    • Political Ambassador
    • Welcome Squad
    Online

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Kevin Hodge)
    They’re not really good friends then. They can just FAWK OUT DA WHEY.
    They weren't good friends indeed lol
    • Political Ambassador
    • Welcome Squad
    Online

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by eden3)
    Kevin Hodge AWWWL KINDS of insecure action....
    I tend to bump into a lot of those people, but as long as they don't affect my goals directly, I just don't mind them and keep grinding
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by garethbale)
    A Levels are going to be the hardest - tougher than uni.

    the important thing here is to believe in yourself and keep working because the beginning is tough but all that pain will make the positive outcome much better.

    you have had to be at the bottom to secure a place at the top. don't give up, i believe in you xox
    in my opinion, A-Levels are much easier compared to University.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    No. I don't get hung up on stuff like this, it's ultimately trivial.
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Me sometimes...
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by shameful_burrito)
    Never felt like I'm "not smart" enough. Quite the contrary, I lost friends because they felt bad in comparison to me. Which sucks, cause I don't compete with people but apparently others compete with me.
    Damn. Jealous much?
    • Political Ambassador
    • Welcome Squad
    Online

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by MajorFader)
    Damn. Jealous much?
    Yeah. Some people get to a point where they just can't hide it anymore lol
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by student7659)
    I used to think I was quite clever - I achieved top GCSE grades and used to be top of the class for everything. Ever since year 12, I can't help but think I have fallen behind my peers and I hate the feeling. Do any of you feel the same way? How do you deal with this?
    I have felt like that ever since I started A Levels. But it's ok as a lot of my friends were like that as well.
    Online

    19
    ReputationRep:
    In many important ways, yes. In the sense that you mean it, no. Sure, university has demonstrated to me that there are plenty of people with similar or superior ability , but I already knew that, and I still perform well relative to my peers without working myself all that hard. What is more concerning is how much better everyone else seems to be at just managing their lives and knowing what they need to do and how to do it in general, not just on their degree, and how they are able to act with rational self-interest while I irrationally sabotage myself all the time.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What newspaper do you read/prefer?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.