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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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    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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    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

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    280IQ 280IQ 26-30 Apr 14, 2011

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 1 Response Aug 18, 2011

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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, F Jan 27, 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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    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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    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

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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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    This is one of my pet peeves, a big one. I hate when people say "oh that's retarded" like it is a bad thing. I have a daughter who is 22 and cognitively delayed. We never ever used...
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    I don't mind if a person worships God, Allah, Charles Manson, etc I won't try make you change your view, I won't turn up to your house or place of worship and tell you what not to...
    paragra paragra 18-21 1 Response 5 days ago

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    hate when i do Bad Decisions stay with me till the end of my life
    daniela222 daniela222 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Well I don't hate it when they don't text back I hate it when they take forever just to text me back like really
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 15

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    There is no reason to hate someone on how they look. Yes you can be concerned for their health but that's really it. The boss in my department is a little ***** literally she is...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Does he like me...? So this guy named Michael dm me on Instagram a while back and we started talking from there. Then we went to the same school together.. (This is our freshmen...
    lovemecauseineedit lovemecauseineedit 13-15, F Sep 27

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    I hate it when this happens! She is such a nice lady!
    PointlessSafety PointlessSafety 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    I hate it, but I've gotten used to it. In college, my friends started gossiping about me because I had a different schedule from them. I had no choice but to meet and hangout...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F Sep 27

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    The feeling of not being able to help someone kills me.. Knowing someone you love is suffering and you can't help them just makes me want to cry..
    akaKitten akaKitten 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    Will someone please tell me wtf?? I've seen a walrus on the wild kingdom tv show and then sum- bit,ches are huge !!
    wolffive wolffive 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    YEAH! Don't you just hate THOSE people??
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 3

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    Don't you just hate that. Some people are so rude
    internetrodo internetrodo 13-15, F 6 Responses Oct 4

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    Like really that is so rude when I'm trying to be polite and it's not often that I smile at someone because I'm either always sad or angry so if I smile, you lie back.y smile is...
    NaNaJene NaNaJene 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    Well not really hate because I don't know if their day have been bad or something like sad happened but the ideal thing for me would be the best for me but well, have a good and...
    Melotellixx Melotellixx 13-15, M Oct 12

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    3 years ago someone told me, in 2 years you'll want a GF and within' 2 years I did, but when I wanted one someone told me I was "too young!" So I was told I should wait until I am...
    catbradley catbradley 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    Don't we all? It's human nature to want to be desired and I hate the feeling and try to push it down. I hate that feeling of desperation.
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 13 hrs ago

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    My friend of 5 years chose a rapist who she knew for 6months over me because I "act weird" when me and my little sister smoke ( I call that being a big sister and trying to stay...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    Oh my god don't even get me started girlfriend. It horrible when that happens
    himynameishikari himynameishikari 16-17, F Oct 4

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    Oh there are plenty of people I can name who did this. This is the prime reason I have developed serious trust issues. I always hold back a lot when I am with others. Every time I...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    I smile at eveyone and when they don't smile back I get worried that they don't like me.
    Forders2 Forders2 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    Get politically correct, in general,but when there's no reason. Or feel they're a spokesperson for a group or face or what have you. Case in point: I dye my hair black. With my...
    TheNerdYouLove TheNerdYouLove 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    Seriously, I never noticed it happen until now because I wore a vest top too big and didn't realise (with a blouse) but that made no difference, I'm not even remotely attractive...
    purities purities 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    Why can't people get a life if I don't like to dress up around you or act a certain way. I do not like to be someone that you want me to be.
    sham17 sham17 26-30, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Personally I hate yelling and being yelled at it makes me feel bad for doing it or for somebody yelling at me
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Sep 26

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    Oh man! I hate this in general but I got a really close buddy of mine who does this every single argument we have blows nothing into a big huge mess! It drives me nuts!!!! One time...
    FireManMike1 FireManMike1 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 9

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    I vividly remember an incident in middle school when this beautiful Filipino girl announced that she was ugly and fat. It was something she did often and the usual response to her...
    nikkiiic nikkiiic 18-21, F Oct 11