Too Big For Small Talk.

I was told the other day by a co-worker that no one likes me because I come off as arrogant because I "sound like I try to be smart" that was the dumbest thing I had ever heard. I AM smart I don't try to be. When did it become arrogant to be intelligent? Why is it that people think it's so cool to say "urrrdeeeer, you use big wordz" ? Yeah, it's called a vocabulary, I happen to have a large one, sue me for being educated.
Mollydollydmt Mollydollydmt
18-21
1 Response Sep 25, 2012

In my experience it's more to do with the way you interact with people than the words you use. There's (obviously) nothing wrong with being smarter than other people, but if you start equating that with being generally BETTER than other people they're going to be put off,

Which isn't to say you're necessarily doing that. Some people are just thin-skinned and looking to take offence at any opportunity. But it's always worth reflecting whether criticism is fair or not before you dismiss it.