I Pretend I'm Stupider Than I Am

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    Dream Of A Person Throwing Stones At Me.

    I had a dream where a person that I know was throwing stones at me during the night in a dream. Next to me were dead people, who tried to help me run away from this person who was throwing stones to me. what does this mean?
    johanmgevublockc johanmgevublockc
    56-60, F
    Aug 19, 2013

    Yuppers

    I pretend to be unintelligent so that people underestimate me and don't expect much from me...  
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 26, 2008

    Failing Tests On Purpose.

    I had failed some tests on purpose. For example, pre-college tests. My parents forced me to be a doctor because I had achieved national-level awards in biology but meh, it's too much of a hassle. I wanted slow-paced, pressure-less life. I'm one of many youth called the 'so-so...
    AresKyrgia AresKyrgia
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2013

    It's Very Comfortable

    During most of my life, I was a nerd and I was bullied because of this. I had to learn how to act stupid so I can keep a low profile and don't draw too much unwanted attention. There are also many other benefits: people tend to trust me more easily because they think that I don...
    Peter2543 Peter2543
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2011

    Especially Around Certain People..

    Mainly the type who feel they need to be in control of everything within their lives.  I've found I'll dummy myself down just to be able to cope with that sort of person.   I'll go ahead and let them be right, let them know more. It saves my sanity.
    meowmeowface meowmeowface
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 23, 2007

    If you pretend to be stupid

    and they the motormouth go on rambling you can get a gist of how full of it they are.
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker
    41-45, M
    Oct 11, 2014

    It Makes Me Feel Slightly Less Stupid.

    Plus, people actually tend to think of you as being wiser than you are when they know you're playing the part of the fool for kicks. Not sure how it works, but it does.
    InsertCoolUsernameHere InsertCoolUsernameHere
    18-21, M
    Nov 28, 2011
    mother1983 mother1983
    31-35, F
    Nov 22, 2011

    Stupider Than I Am

    I will not say am a person who know's it all cause I'm not.  Sometimes though, I find it is better to pretend to be stupider then I actually am.  In some situation it works out better that way.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Sep 3, 2011

    They say " there are no stupid questions?

    " Which is true. There are no stupid questions. However you do have to wonder about the person asking it? The person asking the ? Isn't intelligent enough.
    socalsissi socalsissi
    36-40, T
    Feb 25, 2014

    ...and It Works

    too well. It has gotten to the point where most people don't take me seriously anymore. I really need to stop then, eh?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 23, 2007

    Only Sometimes

    I play dumb, only sometimes. Usually it is to protect myself from people with cruel intentions.
    BellaFairy BellaFairy
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 21, 2011

    I Like To Know Others First.

    I know I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I do have 2 degrees and have done a lot of different things. People who think they know everything and aren't afraid to tell you drive me nuts so I like to know who I am dealing with. I have learned over the years to listen to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2012
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