I Dumb Myself Down So Others Will Like Me

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    I Dumb Myself Down So Others Won't Know Me And Will (hopefully) Like Me More

    I am told all the time I am a smart person, but I don't honestly let others know.I have trouble concentrating because I have ADHD and so I've been told I'm useless...worthless...stupid...and everytime I try to show tghe real me,inside,I get laughed at, told I'm being rude,smart...
    TheCOMFYchairdundunDUN TheCOMFYchairdundunDUN
    1 Response Apr 8, 2010

    Used To

    I used to dumb myself down when I was in certain social settings but I found I don't really have that much in common with those persons.  I have since found that it is better to be myself and if people like me that is awesome but if not, well it is no reason to lose sleep...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    Apr 8, 2010

    Nope, Not Me

    that's one thing I refuse to do. Never have, never will. My pride just kicks in and I won't dumb myself down. I don't make them feel inferior either (unless I'm just messing with them and they KNOW I'm kidding. :P just in case someone interjects.) he's pretty smart too, when...
    wack1985 wack1985
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 9, 2010

    Never, Not On Your Life

    Never,Not on your life,Dumb myself down,Why should I?Like me,As I am,Or else,Forget it!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Jan 14, 2012

    And I Hate It.....

    I have to dumb myself down ALOT with the people I know. I can't have intelligent conversations about things I am actually interested in, because I get blank looks or stupid answers. And jeez, I know I ain't really smart, but it would be nice to have a discussion with someone...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2010

    I used to do this with an ex friend.

    It's easier to get along with someone that's more interested in judging others and gossiping when I pretend the lights are on and nobody is home. Her ignorance extended to racism and male-orientated homophobia as well as just being very rude to others. She ended up getting...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 29, 2016

    Just Kidding!

    Fooled you! I don't care if anyone likes me or not. You either like me or you don't: simple. I am good at sniffing out "fakers": Beware!
    SpringSnow SpringSnow
    1 Response Apr 19, 2010
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