I Hate It When Someone Insults My Intelligence

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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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    280IQ 280IQ
    26-30
    Apr 14, 2011

    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

    #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

    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

    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

    Especially if it's the spelling

    or the grammar. First, if you're gonna judge make sure it's not because of a typo error. Second, if it's about the grammar, English is not my primary language so... Give me a favor and stfu.
    shriie shriie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2015

    Mistakes my kindness

    as weakness. I will go out of my way to be kind and genuine to others. But there r limits and boundaries. If someone is hateful or cruel and I have only treated them respectfully, I can flip a switch and be as cold as ice. And it's too bad that a person had to ever be that...
    Foxxymomma Foxxymomma
    36-40, F
    Oct 16, 2015
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter
    41-45
    3 Responses Oct 28, 2015

    Hi this I can really relate to I've always been

    called dumb or when I've advised someone they just say horrible things about it or ignore it and listen to the others I matter to its like I'm constantly battling against a wall that has fallen down on me I'm trying to but it's so difficult but I have been told I'm intelligent...
    lor44 lor44
    18-21, F
    Oct 18, 2015

    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

    My Dad Does It All The Time,

    Which Is Why We Don't Get Along Much.
    Erie23 Erie23
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    31 Responses Jan 2, 2009

    Don't bother if you cannot beat me in terms of

    grammar, logic, spelling or have nothing of greater substance. But if you are by all means, my mental superior, you may insult me by insinuating mental superiority in such a way I cannot comprehend. Crassness simply means you are of little intellect.
    Fuzzies Fuzzies
    61-65, M
    Oct 16, 2015

    I hate it when someone judge my work

    and say that my work is wrong cause everytime when I do work always wrong
    AldiSaleh AldiSaleh
    16-17, M
    Oct 17, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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