Hey, at least it's better than being a dumbass.
Self awareness. Takes practice. Become a quiet person for a while, and think before you speak. It could be that people are so accustomed to you being a wise guy that they think you are being sarcastic when you're not. Takes time to change and for them to change their perceptions of you.
When people hear you talk seriously to them, taking them seriously, listening to them without a joke occasionally, it helps them accept your humour. I think you earn the right with people.
I agree. And it has something to do with trust and a knowledge of intent. If you don't know someone, then you aren't necessarily sure how to "take" a joke, and whether it actually means underlying disrespect. Every person is different, and every person has boundaries and touchy spots. Getting to know them BEFORE you make a sarcastic comment is the respectful way to approach people.
When you finally **** off the right person, He/she will teach you how.
Listen to what you say or what you want to say. Think about how you would feel if someone told you that. If you're in a bad mood and someone makes it worse, take a deep breath and avoid spitting out whatever pops into your head. Your friends and family can also tell you when you sound like a smartass.
You have to practice at not being one and gradually if you work hard enough at it you won't be one.
smartasses make the world go round. "Stop hating smartasses, smartasses seize the moment when you are to busy being uptight. *born with a smirk. Smartass for life*" (Best quote ever xD) I can't stop being a smartass sorry
Learn the value of silence. It's easier to remedy words unspoken, than to remedy words misspoken.
Being a smartarse is ok... as long as you are not nasty.
Smartass reply: Just watch spongebob.<br />
Serious reply: Pay attention to whom you are talking to. If you know what easily offends them and how they think, you quickly realize if they can take a joke or not. Just be more conscious of what you are saying. I know it just comes out at times.
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