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I Hate It When Someone Insults My Intelligence

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    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Nothing But Sawdust

    My husband tells me I have a chip on my shoulder. I guess I would have to agree. When I was a child, my father said and did certain things that made me feel stupid. I never felt like I was smart. It's not that my Dad never encouraged me or praised me,..because he did. He did help...
    emptyheart emptyheart 41-45, F 4 Responses May 9, 2008

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    I Truly Despise When People Think They Know Everything...then Say Something That Is Bull!

    I was recently in a class where this one boy bragged about how he was the most intelligent. He would say that everyone else in the room was just stupid. Um, excuse me, B*tch Flipping please! You are in pre algebra? Oh, I am in geometry. You think you know everything about...
    junholaday junholaday 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2012

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    Age Vs Experience

    I think the most common insult to my intelligence is when people assume that I don't know about things because of my age. In my life, I didn't have a lot of friends growing up, so I found myself hanging around with the adults at most functions. My father was in the Air Force, so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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    I Do Hate It, But.....

    Yes, I do hate when someone insults my intelligence, but at the same time, I don't have enough faith in my intelligence to brush off the insults.  In fact, you could say that it's so bad that I'm actually surprised when my schoolmates (I'm in the pre-university stage...
    sdenny100 sdenny100 18-21 Apr 30, 2010

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    Just Because...

    Just because you don't agree, does not mean I'm stupid. It means you have an inability to accept that there may be more than one answer to a question.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 10, 2009

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    I know I am too smart

    for my own good. Everyone who knows me, had a conversation with me calls me intelligent. Recently two people who don't know me at all and just judging me on what another person said about me (who also doesn't know me) called me dumb. They also called me a 'basic'.... this is...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F Sep 29, 2014

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    I Hate It But the Deeper Feeling Is That This Is Due to Fear

    I hate it when someone insults my intelligence. Or better put "I feel unconfortable and insecure when someone insults my intelligence". I think it is a big problem to be so focused on being smart. I wish my attitude towards my intelligence was more relaxed. But...
    SomeoneInSweden SomeoneInSweden 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 4, 2009

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    #66666

    Let me tell you.. I am Einstein's sixth son's, sixth daughter's, sixth brother's, sixth niece's, sixth boyfriend. So the next time you try to tell me I am not intelligent, keep that in mind! ;)
    Floydian Floydian 22-25, M 24 Responses Jan 3, 2009

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    For My Lack Of It

    I hate when people attack me simply because I am dumb -_-It's like seriously? RUDE.Go be intelligent elsewhere, I don't want to hear you rant about how amazing you are. I like confidence, just not arrogance.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25 Jan 27, 2011

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    This Infuriates Me - But Sometimes Use It

    Just because I am a female and blond, some men in my field believe that I don't have a clue on what the industry trends are, new product lines, economy, etc. At first - this really hurt.  I never understood this because I raised to believe that there is...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 12 Responses Dec 9, 2008

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    Silly

    ive noticed that the people who have insulted my intelligence were trying to show off or really had no clue what they were talking about, its also people who dont know me well or someone who i really haven't conversed with . Its rude to go and insult someones intelligence, and it...
    agonyblue agonyblue 18-21 Sep 25, 2011

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    Story Of My Life

    I attend a fine arts school. Naturally, there is competition. However, the amount of pretension and one-upping is ridiculous. Having a conversation with most people is literally like having someone like your parents patronize you and treat you like you're five years old and...
    alexisblatcher alexisblatcher 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2012

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    280IQ 280IQ 26-30 Apr 14, 2011

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    Grrrr

    I find this to be incredibly rude. If you do not agree with me, fine. But do NOT insult my intelligence. Just because you do not like or agree with what I am saying doesn't not make me unintelligent. Unless you insult me I will not insult your intelligence. Not to mention, this...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty 18-21, F 34 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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    A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste Or Got Brains? Don't Flaunt Them; Use Them.

    For some people, being intelligent might as well be performing as a circus act: they put on an outrageous, flamboyant show of the tricks they can do with their minds. They attempt to shock and amaze. They want presumably less intelligent little me to sit in awe and exclaim, "Oh...
    SomethingLikeALady SomethingLikeALady 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2013

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    If you need help on here that's great I'd love

    to help. If your only trying to be loud and seek attention good or bad for the sake of belonging you need to make a real account because you have serious problems lol.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 21, 2014

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    Intelligence

    What I have learned is at least one will always be critical of anything we say or do. When or if people would insult our intelligence it means something too, they're not has inteligent as they appear. One can know more things on a subject while another can be brighter on...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 2011

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    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    When you try to be nice to someone and send them a message and all they do is ignore you. I get a better response from a brick wall. This is supposed to be a place to make new...
    vanvadar vanvadar 46-50, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I hate when someone throws one at my grandma
    swaged104 swaged104 13-15, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    If you're gonna reply to someone who's hurting in their post maybe you shouldn't laugh at them call them a girl then tell them their worries are trivial and they should concentrate...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I hate it like I'm a nice person but I just hate when people just talk to you because they want something, or they want to be around you because you have something they want....
    talaunanna talaunanna 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    It seems like I say something to someone that's not meant to be taken offensively, yet they twist my words around and put words in my mouth to make it offensive. It makes me not...
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Especially when it's you...
    cjtheobserver cjtheobserver 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When I answer back immediately or within a minute and then whoever in texting takes a week to send one word...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    ....or call back. And then ur so pissed and u can't say anything or send them more texts/calls cause then ur "irrational" and "needy" .... Just call when u say u will and text bAck...
    Merrmaid Merrmaid 36-40, F 23 Responses 6 days ago

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    Had a guy message me saying he wants to be closer to me as a lover and I said "Sorry not interested. I like someone else." to which he responded with "you hate black right, you're...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This is why I don't get close too much with someone. Once I get hurt, I fell down so deep and I know this fear so now I'm control it. (But I'm so friendly haha) (shy too) (confused...
    tyraxx56 tyraxx56 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This is one of my biggest pet peeves. Either I text them again or when they text me finally, I wait twice the amount of time it took them.
    YouKnowWho15 YouKnowWho15 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I really hate and if you don't have a reason than dont message me
    GrimthewickedJester GrimthewickedJester 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    My grandma is really strong for her age. Every time someone throws a walrus at my grandma, she manages to dodge the attack, picks it up with one hand, takes it home, and makes it...
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    It's the worst when they just say that and you're not sure what they wanted to talk about and it feels awkward
    will1982 will1982 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    Can someone help me if you can message me
    undertaker111 undertaker111 18-21, M Jul 24

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    Yeah but sometimes u don't feel like talking to someone right away :/ do u rly want ur friend to respond to u begrudgingly? Like I got a long heart-felt text from a friend this...
    ogkev ogkev 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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    so if u wanna block me do it before u wanna send me a message. I HATE PPL WHO bLOCK FR NO DAMN REASON
    stallionblack stallionblack 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    What i hate the most is having to do a lot around the house whilst there are visitors around home like doing favours for people don't return the favour to me. It drives me...
    agdnn agdnn 26-30, M Jul 22

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    It's so exciting when someone on here replies to you quickly! Especially if it's a cute girl xD
    iluvgrouphugz iluvgrouphugz 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    i hate when no one reply back I'm only telling them u haven't replied how much mean they are
    varun1001 varun1001 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Damn it, don't you just hate it when your out with your grandma and somebody walks up to her and hits her with a ******* WALRUS MATE!!!
    BENJAMlN BENJAMlN 13-15, M 7 Responses Jul 20

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    People aren't sorry for their actions, they're sorry for the effect of their actions. Next time someone apologizes for something tell them "you can't be sorry for something you...
    ThePopeVino ThePopeVino 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I know this is just another online realm, but common courtesy should still apply. After 3 months of consistent conversation with someone, just up and leaving is rude...even if we...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 20

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